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.

To achieve our objectives, we operate with two distinct working groups: “Women on Boards”  and “Women in the Media”.

Accelerate! “Women on Boards” working group:

Associate Partner: PWN Romania

Accelerate! “Women in the Media” working group:

Observer: Managers' Association of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Pictures from our event Women in Media – Amplifying the Voice of Female Experts

Brussels April 8th 2016

European Conference - Women in Media, Brussels 8 April 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

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Programme of the European Union

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