Leadership Values in a Changing World
, September 8, 2017

Finland is known to be one of the most socially progressive countries in the world with the highest scores for meeting basic human needs, and building foundations of wellbeing and opportunity. Finland’s education system has been praised as one of the best in the world. Iceland ranks first when it comes to closing the gender gap and was the first country in the world to democratically elect a woman president in 1980. In fact, all the Nordic countries rank in the top 10. What allows a nation to make such strides toward a high quality of life?

As Finns celebrate one hundred years of independence, WISC, the Women’s International Study Center, is honored to welcome Tarja Halonen, President of the Republic of Finland from 2000 to 2012, the first woman to hold that office, and Halla Tómasdóttir, Icelandic presidential candidate in 2016. They will appear in a conversation moderated by Willa Seldon, partner in The Bridgespan Group. The event will be held on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 6pm at the New Mexico History Museum auditorium.

The WISC Conversation, Leadership Values in a Changing World, will focus on how to lead from values and principles with the goals of obtaining sustainability, and improving equality and gender balance. The speakers will reflect on their personal experiences and lessons from Nordic leadership, on whether women bring different values to leadership, and the relevance of those values in today’s political climate.

Past Symposia

WOMEN & MONEY: Beyond the Numbers, August 13, 2016

From the global economy to personal finance, women's relationship to money matters greatly. If you care about the economic condition of women, want more power or confidence in your personal finances, or want to learn about the latest trends in giving and getting, this full-day WISC symposium is for you.

Risk & Reinvention: How Women Are Changing the World, August 15-16, 2014

THANK YOU to everyone who attended the Women's International Study Center's (WISC's) inaugural Symposium, Risk & Reinvention: How Women Are Changing the World, on August 15-16, 2014. Your participation and engagement in the 2-day conversations made the event an incredibly inspiring community experience, and created awareness for the need for intergenerational communication about issues affecting women around the...