Lucina Di Meco
Lucina Di Meco is a gender equality expert and women’s rights advocate recognized by Apolitical as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy for her work on gendered disinformation. She’s the co-founder of #ShePersisted, a global initiative addressing gendered disinformation and online attacks against women in politics through research, support to women leaders and advocacy. Lucina is the author of “#ShePersisted: Women, Politics & Power in the New Media World,” a study of the relationship between women in politics and social media in 30 countries. Her work has been featured on the New York Times, the BBC, Time Magazine, the Washington Post, Politico, El País, The Hill and Voice of America. Lucina has written on gendered disinformation and social media harms for the Brookings Institution, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Council of Foreign Relations, the National Endowment for Democracy, Ms. Magazine and the Women's Media Center, among others. Throughout her career, Lucina has worked with a wide range of international organizations and nonprofits, including Vital Voices, the Wilson Center, International IDEA, the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, UNDP, and UN Women. Lucina is Vice President of Room to Read, a global nonprofit working to end gender inequality through education, and an Advisory Board Member of Fund Her, an organization working to elect progressive women to state legislatures in the United States.