"One of my roles is to mentor like I was mentored, by senior women politicians and I don't refer to those who come only from my party but also across the political divide. [...] But my message is that it should not only be me, it should also be the men, because unless men and women are going to do it together, we will never reach gender parity either the public sector or the political field or the private sector."
🎙️ About the guest speaker:
Roberta Metsola is a member of the European Parliament (EP) since 2013. She was previously a lawyer by profession, specialising in European law.
Between 2004 and 2012, Ms. Metsola worked in the Permanent Representation of Malta to the EU. She subsequently joined the team of the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security, Catherine Ashton, as a legal advisor.
Within the European Parliament, Ms. Metsola is the EPP’s Group Coordinator in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and heads her national delegation within the EPP group. She is also the Co-Chair of the EP Anti-Corruption Intergroup.
She graduated from the University of Malta and the College of Europe in Bruges.
Roberta Metsola became the First Vice-President of the EP in November 2020. Ms. Metsola is the first Maltese MEP to become a Vice President.
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