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 products and workshops for women professionals