Queer at work

Do LGBT+ people hit a glass ceiling in their careers? How do LGBT+ people feel on and about the job market? Does LGBT+ visibility on the labour market matter? Do LGBT+ people have to leave the their queerness at home or is it okay to be queer at work? What can companies do to be LGBT+ friendly? These issues have been widely discussed and investigated abroad, e.g. in the Nordic countries, but in Iceland the debate is only just starting.

At this event, held in co-operation with Nasdaq Iceland, we’ll discuss the matters of LGBT+ people on the job market and how to keep the battle going.


The meeting starts at 11:30 a.m. and concludes at 1 p.m.

  • Prime Minister of Iceland, Katrín Jakobsdóttir
  • „The Importance of Allies“. Richard Taylor, Vice President, VP of Employee Experience hjá Nasdaq.
  • Gunnlaugur Bragi Björnsson, President of Reykjavik Pride
  • Panel discussions moderated by Sverrir Jónsson, Director General of Personnel Policy Department at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs:
    • Hanna Katrín Friðriksson, MP.
    • Hannes Páll Pálsson, owner of Pink Iceland.
    • Ketill Berg Magnússon, HR manager at Marel
    • Svandís Anna Sigurðardóttir, specialist at Reykjavik’s Human Rights Office.

Educational events at Reykjavik Pride 2019 are held in cooperation with The National Museum of Iceland. At the museum you can find the rainbow thread, a queer guide to the permanent exhibition “Making of a Nation – Heritage and History in Iceland.”

Guests of Reykjavik Pride events at the museum can get access to the rainbow thread with 25% discount or for 1.500 ISK instead of 2.000 ISK.  See further information here.