Our Women’s Policy Centre team knows how to produce big ideas that resonate with policymakers, the media and the wider public. We engage people across the country, listen to women’s voices and work with them to make our ideas a reality. We believe in a comprehensive approach to advocacy and policy development. This multi-faceted approach enhances the effectiveness of our efforts in shaping policy and driving positive change.

Our Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board provides invaluable support and guidance from various professional backgrounds and expertise. We work at high levels across Westminster and Whitehall with all parties’ policymakers to build support coalitions. We aim to develop and promote new policy ideas that deliver better public services, a stronger society, and a more dynamic economy.

Paola Diana

Executive Chair

Paola is an entrepreneur, author, and women’s rights advocate. She is the founder and chief executive of a leading international recruitment company, and in 2018, Quartet Books published her book “Saving The World, Women: The 21st Century Factor For Change”. Before founding her company, she probed into the world of Italian politics as the director of operations of a Think Tank in support of the political campaign for the future Italian Prime Minister, and she founded an association to lobby the Government for women’s rights. She is an inspiring public speaker and a trailblazer whose vision and life’s work empower women and girls worldwide. Paola also serves as a Governor of Downe House and was the advisor for women’s rights of the Sheriff of The City of London.

Lady Lewis

Deputy Chair

Lady Lewis is a recognised communications professional. Formerly a partner of Bell Pottinger Communications, she worked closely with Lord Bell for over 25 years. She was, until recently, Chairman of Citigate Dewe Rogerson stepping down to pursue a more plural approach. She continues as Senior Group Advisor to the Accordience Group (including Citigate Dewe Rogerson and Grayling) providing high-level corporate affairs counsel to international clients and oversees the delivery and coordination of integrated communication campaigns. Patsy is a NED of aim-listed RBG Holdings a professional services company where she sits on the RemCo and Audit committees. She also sits on the advisory board of Invescore and on the external affairs committee of the Design Museum.

Cristina Odone

Senior Advisor

Cristina is Head of the Family Policy Unit at the Centre for Social Justice, where the focus of her recent work has been domestic abuse as well as family carers. She is the founder and Trustee of the Parenting Circle charity. 

Tim Montgomerie

Senior Advisor

Tim is a political activist, commentator and columnist for The Times. He co-founded the Centre for Social Justice and ConservativeHome and launched UnHerd, the online political platform designed ‘to appeal to people who refuse to follow the herd’.

Our Special Advisors

Our Special Advisors are experts in their respective domains, and they provide deep insights and guidance to ensure that our organization’s work is grounded in expertise. They help shape the strategic direction of projects, identifying emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities that the Women’s Policy Centre should address. Their advice ensures that our proposals are innovative and feasible, taking into consideration the current political, economic, and social landscapes.

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