Rist Cited for Modeling and Exponentiating Gender Equity for the Decade Of Women
Oslo, Norway. The Decade Of Women – a worldwide solutions campaign dedicated to completing the Equity Revolution – continues to announce recipients for its Quantum Impact Awards, sponsored by 5th Element Group, naming Rannveig Rist to its prestigious list of Award winners. Profiles as well as interview remarks from Rist have been released at www.DecadeOfWomen.org today.
Rannveig Rist offers a great example of how a person can use their influence to advance gender equity. Rist is known for being the first woman to occupy the top post in a large industrial corporation in Iceland. With a background in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iceland and an MBA from the University of San Francisco, Rist has powered through many male-dominated roles in her homeland, including being the first female officer on an Icelandic fishing vessel.
She now serves as the Independent Director at HB Grandi hf, and Chief Executive Officer at Rio Tinto Alcan á Íslandi hf, the global leader of aluminum mining. She is also a Lecturer at the University of Iceland and the Technical College in Reykjavik. She has extensive Board experience, with organizations including the Confederation of Icelandic Employers, The Icelandic Association of Aluminum Producers, Iceland Drilling and HB Grandi.
“Women are better educated than ever and technological development is faster than ever. It is crucial that women become very active in the technological field. Otherwise the technological development can further increase the gender gap. WE women have to make sure that does not happen,” said Rist.
As part of the Decade Of Women, the Quantum Impact Awards were created to honor those who show extraordinary heart for full gender equity and have gone to great lengths to use their influence to make meaningful change. The Quantum Impact Award is made of beautiful, age-old lava from Iceland, in recognition of the fact that Iceland has been declared the leading nation for gender equity for the past nine years.
“Although we feel we still have long way to go here to reach gender equality, the Nordic countries are ranked among the best in the world. So at the same time as we are working hard in improving the situation here we can support others,” Rist continues. “The Decade Of Women is a promising platform. We have to keep the dialog going. To receive this award is encouraging. I will carry on paving the way for other woman towards gender equality!”
Rannveig Rist is living the mission of the Decade Of Women and collaborations are anticipated throughout the next decade and beyond.
About the Decade Of Women
Launched on International Women’s Day in New York, together with 5th Element Group and Thomson Reuters, the Decade Of Women solutions and action campaign announced their dedication to Completing the Equity Revolution. The Decade Of Women has brought forth a #WeUniteWe Pledge as part of a decade-long series of bold commitments to Celebrate, Unite and Exponentiate the progress of both women and men to get to complete the gender equity revolution, and realize UN Sustainable Development Goal #5 by 2030. www.DecadeOfWomen.com
About 5th Element Group
5th Element Group is the first for-benefit (“B-Corps”) holding company aggregating an Innovation Supercluster of the human, intellectual and financial web of global connectivity required to generate a new form of Quantum Economics and thereby deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals and massively accelerate our transition into the Fifth Industrial Revolution. 5th Element Group launched the Decade Of Women to activate this process and functions as the coordinating body for the Innovation Supercluster.
About Rio Tinto Alcan
Rio Tinto Iceland Ltd. is owned by the global leader in aluminium, Rio Tinto and is one of the biggest industrial companies in Iceland. The company plays a big role in Iceland’s economy and supplies about 23% of all the goods exported from Iceland. www.riotinto.is
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