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Our Vision

To change the face of politics, achieve gender equality and ensure women have an equal voice in decision-making at every level of government.

Our Mission

To inspire and empower women and girls to take an active interest in and become involved in politics and community activism.

Our Founder

Dr Barbara Gibson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

A relative newcomer to politics, Barbara was elected as a Liberal Democrat Member of European Parliament on 23 May 2019 and served until 31 January 2020, when the UK left the European Union. She also currently serves as a Hertfordshire County Councillor.

Prior to becoming involved in politics, Barbara's business and academic career has focused on global business strategy and communication. She holds a PhD in intercultural Communication, based on research on "The Intercultural Competencies Needed by Global CEOs." In addition to consulting, she has lectured on intercultural communication and global business for universities and business schools in the UK and Europe.

With more than 25 years experience as a business communication professional, Barbara has worked with companies worldwide, and is a past international chair of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). She is also a past-president of SIETAR UK (the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research).  She serves on the Federal Board of the Liberal Democrats and chairs its Federal People Development Committee.

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