Joanna Maycock - Secretary General

Joanna Maycock Secretary General

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Joanna Maycock is the Secretary General of the European Women’s Lobby. She is responsible for providing overall leadership, strategic direction and management of the organisation. She works to ensure that EWL’s members are able to participate and engage in our collective work for a Feminist Europe through our governance structures, working groups, campaigns and lobbying. Joanna also represents EWL’s vision and work to external partners and decision makers at UN, EU and civil society level.

Joanna joined EWL as Secretary General in 2014. Prior to joining EWL, Joanna worked in Brussels for over 20 years in Civil Society organisations, integrating a feminist perspective into the fight against global poverty and inequality. She held the position of Regional Director for Europe at ActionAid International, and was also elected President of CONCORD, the European Confederation of Development NGOs.
Joanna is a leading figure in women’s networks discussing women in leadership and feminist leadership in Brussels and was named one of the most influential women in Brussels by Politico newspaper in 2016. In 2018 and 2019, Joanna was named one of Apolitical’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy. She has recently been nominated as the first Fellow at the Political Science Department at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

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EWL event "Progress towards a Europe free from all forms of male violence" to mark the 10th aniversary of the Istanbul Convention, 12 May 2021.

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