Our Vision

First Ladies are powerful women leaders.

The position of First Lady is one of the most influential and visible roles on the world stage, yet it does not come with a job description. The Global First Ladies Alliance draws upon ten years of in-depth experience working with First Ladies and their offices to assist them as they set priorities, identify strategic partners, generate positive impact, and develop lasting legacies.

Since 2008, our team has directly advised 24 First Ladies and their offices on programmatic and policy initiatives, and helped facilitate productive collaborations between First Ladies and nearly 30 global institutions. We also liaise with Presidents’ offices, ministries and other cabinet officials as their agendas align with First Ladies.

As founders of the African First Ladies Initiative, we developed our methodology and curriculum in consultation with the offices of U.S. and U.K. First Ladies Laura Bush, Rosalynn Carter, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Sarah Brown and Cherie Blair. We have launched the Global First Ladies Alliance to scale our effort to a truly global audience.