An EU-funded project run by
the Sofia Foundation in Brussels
(2014 – 2016)
Accelerate! is the backbone of the Sofia Foundation's action to support seasoned women professionals as they access boards and the media. This top-ranked EU project – funded under the European Commission’s PROGRESS programme – was launched at the Deauville Women’s Forum in October 2014. We provide a pan-European platform for organisations and networks engaging qualified women in economic governance, as panellists in policy debates, or experts in news on-air, online, and in the print media.
The Sofia Foundation's project partners are non-profit organisations from seven EU member states: Belgium, France, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, and the UK. Associate partners come from the Netherlands and Romania. Each of us has specific expertise: needs analyses for boards, brokerage of board profiles, mentoring and leadership development, PR and media campaigning, and social media. We combine our strengths to advance balanced leadership and decision-making in society at large.
Accelerate! “Women on Boards” working group:
Pictures from our event Women in Media – Amplifying the Voice of Female Experts
Brussels April 8th 2016
Unique guides & workshops for women professionals
Download here: Accelerate! « Women in Media » Guides for women stepping forth, and for organizations supporting gender parity in the information media.
Access here: Videos of our workshop leaders at the Accelerate! «Women in Media» conference - 8 April, Brussels
If you missed our Women in Media 2.0 Accelerate! Conference, you can check some of the speeches and presentations here. Take a look!
Nanette Braun, Chief of Communications and Advocacy at UN Women. Keynote address speech
Robert Baker, Senior Partner at Mercer and Board Member at PWN Global. Presentation
For pictures of the event, go to our Facebook page