Women Political Leaders

WPL communities are women in political office – Presidents, Prime Ministers, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliaments, Mayors.

WPL strives in all its activities to demonstrate the impact of more women in political leadership, for the global better. To accelerate, women need three things: communication, connection, and community.

At  WPL, optimising the power of communication and connection builds new communities of knowledge for women political leaders everywhere. WPL believes that progress happens by convening women political leaders who have the drive and the influence to create positive change.

WPL relies on the commitment of leading women politicians worldwide for its thriving communities who, in the spirit of the mission of WPL, advance society. Maintaining a strong and effective network requires communication, collaboration and a regular exchange of ideas. WPL actively cultivates direct lines of communication between women political leaders, with a diversity of political, geographical and cultural backgrounds, focused on WPL’s mission. WPL works with women in political office but does not support or train candidates going into political office or those who seek re-election in political office.

WPL is an independent, post-partisan and international not-for-profit based in Brussels, Belgium. Silvana Koch-Mehrin is the Founder and President of the WPL AISBL.