At ALDE Party, we believe a Europe that is free, open, prosperous and sustainable requires men and women to be equal in power, leadership and decision making. However, women continue to be underrepresented at all levels of government worldwide. We aim to disrupt this unjust status quo.
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, ALDE Party is proud to announce the launch of Europe’s leading platform for liberal women to lead and succeed in politics – The Alliance Of Her.
The Alliance Of Her empowers women in Europe to pursue their political ambitions; champions their efforts every step of the way; mobilises to dismantle the barriers that stand in their path; fights every day for a future shaped by their voices.
Building on the success of the European Women’s Academy (2016-2020) programme, The Alliance Of Her will deliver world-leading academies for talented, ambitious liberal women, harness the collective power of our growing alumnae and allies’ network and advocate towards a more gender equal European politics, in partnership with European Liberal Forum and Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.
Commenting on The Alliance Of Her launch, Joyce Onstad (Liberal Democrats London Assembly Candidate and Housing Spokesperson), European Women’s Academy alumna and The Alliance of Her Alumnae Advisory Board Member, said:
“The launch of The Alliance of Her couldn’t have come at a more opportune moment. There is increasing evidence that the pandemic has had disproportionately negative economic and social effects on women’s day to day life. Going forward, it is not only crucial that The Alliance Of Her works to ensure women are in the room when political decisions are taken, but helps to propel leadership in Europe, political and other, to embed a gender lens in all decisions.”
As liberals, we believe that greater and more diverse representation of women in leadership and decision-making is a crucial matter of fairness and justice. With The Alliance Of Her, we are changing the conversation from parity to power and valuing women’s leadership to solve the greatest challenges of our time.
Above: EWA Class of 2019 participants attend a session with European Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager (January 2020)