Foundation Board

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Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir is the Chair of the WIP Executive Board. She was Minister of Interior of Iceland, Member of Parliament of Iceland, and Mayor of Reykjavík.

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Stephanie Michel is Legal Counsel at WIP. She runs the legal department of WIP. She is a Professor at the University of Hannover, Germany, her home country She previously managed the German association of notaries and worked many years as a solicitor.


Silvana Koch-Mehrin is the Founder of the Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) and former Vice-President of the European Parliament.