Halla Tómasdóttir is CEO of The B Team, a group of global business and civil society leaders driving a better way of doing business for the well-being of people and the planet.

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Halla Tómasdóttir started her leadership career in corporate America working for Mars and Pepsi Cola and was on the founding team of Reykjavík University, where she established the Executive Education Department, founded and led a successful women’s entrepreneurship and empowerment initiative and was an assistant professor at the Business School. She was the first female CEO of the Iceland Chamber of Commerce and later went on to co-found an investment firm with the vision to incorporate feminine values into finance. The company successfully survived the infamous economic meltdown in Iceland. In 2016, Tómasdóttir was an independent candidate for President of Iceland. She entered a crowded field of candidates and finished as the runner-up, with nearly 30 percent of the vote.

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What Now … for planet Earth? Notes from Session 4 of TEDWomen 2021

December 3, 2021

If we’re going to continue to live, breathe and thrive together on this planet, we’re going to have to answer a couple of very important questions: What now for the Earth? And how do we balance the urgency of the climate crisis while still dreaming of a bright future? With actions and answers, six incredible […]

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Imagine If: A session of talks in partnership with the U.S. Air Force

February 25, 2019

The event: TED Salon: Imagine If, curated by Bryn Freedman and Amanda Miller, TED Institute The partner: U.S. Air Force When and where: Thursday, February 21, 2019, at the TED World Theater in New York City Music: Rapper Alia Sharrief, performing her songs “My Girls Rock” and “Girl Like Me” The big idea: Imagination is […]

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