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Women Mayors

Role models for women and, indeed, men

Women Mayors

The City Mayors Foundation has launched Women Mayors on its own platform. Dedicated to women in local government, the Project features the achievements of female mayors from across the world and campaign for women to play a stronger political role in towns and cities. Women mayors have demonstrated their determination and ability to succeed and serve their communities. Many have become role models for young women and, indeed, men.


In local government, particularly in politics, women are under-represented. While a number of world-class cities, like Tokyo, Washington DC, San Francisco, Bogota, Cologne, Paris and Sydney, have elected female mayors, according to research by the City Mayors Foundation, less than 15 per cent of the world’s mayors are women. (Other research points to even lower figures) It is also estimated that in Europe and North America only between 30 and 35 per cent of city councillors are female.


Women Mayors aims to show what women mayors achieve all over the world. By doing so, the Project hopes to encourage more women to contemplate a career in local government and run for political office.


Established in 2003, the City Mayors Foundation, an international philanthropic research organisation dedicated to urban affairs, is maintained and financed by professionals working together in Europe, North and South America and Asia to promote social responsibility, sustainability, co-operation and honesty in local government.


The City Mayors Foundation has established a Code of Ethics for mayors and others working in local government to adhere to.


The City Mayors Foundation has no association with any city or organisation and is run on strictly non-commercial, non-profit lines. Sponsorships, advertising, subscriptions, donations or any other kind of revenue are NOT sought and will be rejected, if offered.


On other pages

News pages: North American women mayors | European women mayors | Asian women mayors |


Mayors' Code of Ethics | American Women Mayors | Canadian Women Mayors | Mexican Women Mayors | French Women Mayors | British Women Mayors | Polish Women Mayors | Dutch Women Mayors | Spanish Women Mayors | German Women Mayors | Obituary: Leila Mustapha, Mayor of Raqqa, who died aged 35 |

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