The steering committee provides the strategic orientation and approves the final grants decisions. Chaired by the Fondation CHANEL, the current members are the Bodossaki Foundation, JP Morgan, King Baudouin Foundation and L’Oréal Fund for Women.


The Alliance integrates in its work the perspectives of gender equality experts, from diverse backgrounds including CSOs representatives through advisory bodies.

The Advisory committee advises the Steering Committee on strategic choices. The members for the period Nov 2022-Dec 2025 are:

  • Caroline Brac de la Perrière, Director of Mediterranean Women’s Fund
  • Debora Guidetti, Senior European Program Manager at Ariadne
  • Sana Afouaiz, Founder and CEO of Womenpreneur Initiative
  • Sotiris Laganopoulos, Sector officer for civil society at EEA & Norway Grants
  • Xenia Kellner, Cofounder of Young Feminists Europe


Selection committees are created ad-hoc for each call of proposals and gathering specific experts of the calls’ focus to provide the selection committee with grants recommendations.


Established under the auspices of the Network of European Foundations (NEF), the Alliance is coordinated by a Programme Manager who supports the steering committee in its strategic decisions and manages the daily operations.