Like many good things that happen when women get together, we created Foreign Policy Rising after an evening talking feminism, politics, and writing with a group of friends.
We discussed the underrepresentation of women in political journalism and the importance of getting diverse voices to speak up and speak out on issues of foreign affairs. We also considered why women feel resistance to voicing their own opinions and face resistance when they do. But most importantly, we wondered what we could do to support each other—and other women—in cultivating and sharing our opinions and solutions.
Foreign Policy Rising—an online platform and a real-life community—was the result of those conversations. By providing women with writing support, mentorship and a platform to showcase their ideas, we aim to increase, elevate, and amplify women’s voices in international affairs.
We invite you to join us in our mission and help us enrich our global debates.
Madeline McSherry is a communications professional specializing in technology, policy, and international affairs. She’s an alumna of the U.S. Fulbright Program and holds an M.S. in International Relations from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in English from Boston College.
Series Editor, Raising Debate
Carolin is a Senior Consultant at Deloitte providing strategic advice to the public sector. She holds an M.S. in International Relations from the London School of Economics and is interested in great power competition, South Korea, and transatlantic relations.
Anna holds an M.S. in International Relations from the London School of Economics and has worked in media, think tanks and international organizations. Her research interests include European and Russian/Eurasian politics, international institutions and discourse in IR.
Ronja is finishing her M.A. in International Security at SciencesPo Paris and has previously studied in Dresden (Germany), Bogotá (Colombia) and Boston (USA). She is interested in German and European Foreign and Security Policy, Transatlantic Relations and Grand Strategy.
Annie May Byrne Noonan
Marrissa Leon Jimenez
Roisin Maire Taylor