Ana Sofia Fernandes, Vice-President

Ana Sofia Fernandes

Ana Sofia Fernandes is Vice President of the European Women’s Lobby, Secretary-General of the Portuguese Platform for Women’s Rights and Advisor at the Portuguese Economic and Social Council. Between 2010 and 2015 she worked at the European Institute for Gender Equality as Stakeholders’ Coordinator and Resource & Documentation Centre Officer. With studies in International Relations and Cooperation for Development, her civic engagement dates to 2000, when she co-founded and was the first President of the Portuguese Network of Young People for Gender Equality. Certified gender equality trainer, she held positions as member of the consultative council of the Commission for Equality and Women’s Rights, President of the Portuguese Platform for Women’s Rights, member of the General Assembly of the European Women’s Lobby and member of the Board of the Association of Women from Meridional Europe. Her professional activity dates to 1995. Among others, she performed duties at the General Directorate for Health, Institute for the Management of the European Social Fund, cabinet of the Minister of Work and Social Solidarity and cabinet of the High Commissioner for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue.

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