First Spouses are powerful partners and influential leaders.
The position of First Spouse 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 Spouses Alliance draws upon ten years of in-depth experience working with First Spouses 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 42 First Spouses and their offices on programmatic and policy initiatives, and helped facilitate productive collaborations between First Spouses and nearly 30 global institutions. We also liaise with Presidents’ offices, ministries and other cabinet officials as their agendas align.
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 Spouses Alliance to scale our effort to a truly global audience.