Lessons Learnt from Women Presidents and Prime Ministers Worldwide 

Senior Researcher Torild Skard, , IAW, Norway, presents her new book

 “Women of power – half a century of female presidents and prime ministers worldwide” (Bristol: Policy Press).

 Skard analyses the careers of 73 women in 53 countries to find out how women managed to go to the top, and if their role as top leaders made a difference to women?  


The findings of the book and policies to increase the number of women in the top leadership worldwide will be discussed by

Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Administrator of the UN Development Programme, UNDP, (tbc)

Mona Lena Krook, Associate Professor at Rutgers University, New Jersey, US,

Portia Simpson-Miller,  Prime Minister of Jamaica (tbc)


Moderator:  Joanna Manganara, President, International Alliance of Women (IAW)