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Joanna Maycook is a visiting senior fellow contributing to GMFs work on EU affairs, specifically in the field of human rights and democracy, leadership development and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Joanna's professional experience encompasses expertise in EU policies, specifically in the field of international poverty and women’s rights. Most recently, she was secretary general of the European Women’s Lobby: the largest and most effective network of women’s organizations in Europe. She worked to define and implement a strategic vision for the women’s movement in Europe to strengthen its joint work toward a feminist Europe; to strengthen the network to impact EU legislation and policy to end violence against women; to tackle women’s poverty and unequal pay; and to advance towards parity in decision making.

Prior to her role at the European Women’s Lobby, Joanna led ActionAid International’s work in Europe and she was the first woman president of CONCORD, the European Confederation of Development NGOs.