The Sofia Foundation
The Sofia Foundation is a non-profit organisation headquartered in Brussels. We help accelerate women’s participation in economic, political and social governance across Europe. Our objective is twofold: first, to complement EU action engaging accomplished women leaders on boards of organisations, and second, to promote women as experts in the information media.
We run the top-ranked EU-funded project Accelerate! (2014-2016), working with partners from Belgium, France, Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Slovenia. We strive for gender balance in leadership and decision-making: building a community of women and men from a wide range of cultures, disciplines, and industries sharing their collective wisdom to meet this world’s increasingly complex challenges.
Our Europe-wide networks span across representatives of the EU institutions, business leaders, journalists, researchers, and civil society stakeholders.
Synergies with other organisations and networks drive our agenda. The three founding organisations of the Sofia Foundation partner with the Global Board Ready Women Initiative supported by the European Commission: