Atalanta COO featured on BroadTalk podcast
6 May 2021 · 1 min read
Atalanta COO Elizabeth Ames was recently featured in an episode of BroadTalk with Virginia Haussegger AM—a podcast which looks at politics, policy, and leadership through a feminist lens. Elizabeth spoke about the career path that took her from Australia to Atalanta and explored the ways in which a focus on building supportive and diverse networks led to the opportunities that made her journey possible.
Elizabeth spoke about her experience working alongside Atalanta CEO & Founder Eva Barboni to build a company that focuses on not only electing women to positions of leadership, but also helping to build the pipeline of future potential leaders.
One of the reasons Atalanta has been able to grow so successfully is because, as Elizabeth says, “the demand is there”. More women are running for political office across the world, and more organisations are understanding the need to take proactive steps to support them.
Atalanta takes a dual approach of working from the top down as well as the bottom up. In practice, this means that the campaigns that are run directly for women politicians are just as important as the campaigns supporting girls’ education, childhood nutrition, and aid and development funding.
The intersection of these various social issues is a key factor contributing to the lack of adequate representation of women in politics. You can’t run for political office if you don’t have an education, and you can’t get an education if your main priority is battling food insecurity.
Now more than ever, Atalanta is focused on continuing our work to help women succeed at all levels.
Listen to the full episode here.