Hafdís, candidate for SIE President 2017-2019
It is with great pleasure that the S.I. Union of Iceland announces the candidacy of Hafdís Karlsdóttir for SIE President, 2017-2019. Although the Icelandic Union celebrated its 40th Anniversary this year it has never before had a candidate for the Presidency. We now have an excellent and very capable candidate that we strongly support and who is ready to take on this responsibility.
Hafdís has been a Soroptimist since 1989, and since then she has worked efficiently in the true Soroptimist spirit. She has held many positions within her Club and the Icelandic Union and has proven to be a very effective leader that motivates those whom she works with and makes things happen. This past year she has worked closely with the Union board in implementing the new SIE structure, both at Union and Club level.
Nowhere in the Soroptimist world are there more Soroptimists per capital as in Iceland. The number of Icelandic Soroptimists is still increasing, which reflects the good work being carried out here in Iceland – Hafdís has most certainly done her share in that work.
At European Federation level, Hafdís has been active for six years on the board, first as the 1st Vice President and then as the Finance Controller. At International level she was a consultant to the SIE Presidents for six consecutive years and a member on the Finance committee and on the Audit committee. As you can see, Hafdís has a very wide and good experience of Soroptimist matters both locally and globally.
Hafdís is an Executive Director at the Icelandic Meteorological Office and holds a Master’s degree in Accounting and Auditing and undergraduate degrees in Business and Accounting and Computer Science. In addition, she has served as board director of both public and private companies for many years.
It is our true and firm belief that Hafdís Karlsdóttir's personal and professional skills as well as her commitment to building a better world for women and girls make her the very best candidate for the position of SIE President 2017-2019. We strongly believe that she has the abilities, the strength of will and devotion to make our Federation move forward in an efficient, professional and successful way