Halla Tómasdóttir, an Icelandic business woman, public speaker and a 2016 presidential candidate, considers the importance of women running for office and being present in the media in her speech on female politicians.
She starts out by explaining the status Iceland claims as the best place in the world to be a woman, as well as the opportunity she's been given because of the strong women before her who took a stand to ignite change. Following this, she highlights how pivotal Iceland's democratic election of the wold's first female president was for the nation and what this meant for the progression of gender equality.
Next, Halla Tómasdóttir reveals just how important diverse role models really are in her speech on female politicians, given that representation in the office, as well as the media, effects how women evaluate themselves and what they are capable of. She summarizes this thought by saying, "What we see, we can be."
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