10 Icelandic Women Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter

By on February 8, 2012

Iceland remains the best place for working women to live, according to an annual report on the global gender gap released by the World Economic Forum, who measures such criteria as the wage gap, the percentage of women in the workforce, and the percentage of women who pursue higher education. Iceland ranked in first place, followed by the other Scandinavian countries, Norway, Finland and Sweden.

To give you an insight into the diversity of businesses run by women in Iceland I’ve put down a list of my TOP 10 Women Entrepreneurs In Iceland to follow on Twitter!

@bjork Bjork Gudmundsdottir, the singer and songwriter. An artist who follows her heart with everything she does. – www.bjork.com

@AudurCapital – Audur Capital Financial Services “There is economic benefit in social responsibility” Audur Capital is a financial services organization founded in 2007 by two women, Halla Tomasdottir and Kristin Petursdottir, with the aim to increase diversity and incorporate feminine values into finance. – www.audurcapital.is

@rannveigg – Rannveig Gretarsdottir, manager of Elding, Reykjavik Whale Watching in Iceland. Check out her official Twitter page as well @eldingwhale. Elding organizes whale watching tours, sea angling tours, puffin tours and the Viðey ferry. It’s a family owned company located in Reykjavík Iceland. Rannveig won the FKA (Icelandic Association of Women Entrepreneurs) 2012 Award – www.elding.is

@valgerdur – Vala Halldorsdottir, Co-founder The StartUp Kids, working on a documentary about young entrepreneurs with @SesseljaV–  Sesselja Vilhjalmsdottir CEO and co-founder TheStartUpKids – www.thestartupkids.com

@Thoranna – Thoranna Jonsdottir, marketing coach & consultant. A MBA a small biz marketing expert, entrepreneur, brand enthusiast – Thoranna is in her comfort zone when  helping businesses to get more out of their marketing activities! – www.thoranna.is

@fafutoys – FafuToys  with Hulda and Thorunn an inspiring entrepreneurs, founders of FAFU Toys. FAFU makes creative and open ended play costumes for children, enabling free play for a kinder development. They support fair trade and greener ways to produce their products. – www.fafutoys.com

@IngibjorgGreta – Ingibjörg Gréta Gisladottir founder Reykjavik Runaway – Creating a bridge between Icelandic fashion designers and the retailers in USA. Greta has a passion for Icelandic Fashion, and hey … she is not the only one! – www.reykjavikrunway.com

@rosastef – Rosa Stefansdottir, a designer and social media guru with dreams of going far! A design geek, believing in the power of being optimistic, uncluttered and brave. – www.rosastef.com

@dokkan1 – Martha Arnadottir, founder of Dokkan, a professional knowledge and contacts network of experts, academics, key employees and professionals. – www.dokkan.is

@GreenHeels – Runa Bergmann, an author, speaker & founder GreenHeels, a company that inspires women to contribute in a larger scale to eco-protection by seeing is as fashionable, fun and even a bit sexy. Runa has been involved in environmental protection and sustainable development of businesses and communities for more than 20 years. – www.greenheels.com

These 10 are only a small fraction of highly productive women entrepreneurs from the small island in the north, Iceland!

Interested to learn more about Icelandic women and their brands?
Check out these Icelandic women entrepreneurs and their products on Connected-Women.com, click here!

 

Originally posted on Runa Magnus.

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10 Icelandic Women Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter