The European Network for Women Excellence’s goal is to offer the media an extensive selection of women experts available for interviews, conferences, and panels. So, we have created a network of European databases involved in the same path of advocacy

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The 100esperte database is an online databank launched at the end of 2016 by the Osservatorio di Pavia and the Gi.U.Li.A. association, in collaboration with Bracco Foundation and with the support of the Representation of the European Commission in Italy, at the end of 2016.

The database collects the names and CVs of female STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) experts, a sector historically underrepresented by women but a strategic one for the economic and social development of Italy.

The website was conceived and built to grow over time, increasing the number of experts and also the sectors covered: STEM (since 2016), Economics and Finance (2017), International Politics (2019). At the start of 2021 the databank was extended to the International Politics sector.



AcademiaNet database contains the profiles of more than than 3,300 outstanding women researchers from Europe and beyond, and from all disciplines. Decision-makers can use the database to search for the best in their field, as well as journalists and conference organizers who are looking for female excellence. This makes it easier to fill scientific committees with female experts, to ask female speakers for a panel and to identify candidates for appointment procedures and awards.

AcademiaNet is supported by a network of renowned research organisations from all over Europe. It was initiated by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, which created the database in 2010. In 2020, the Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF took over the management of AcademiaNet. The publisher Spektrum der Wissenschaft operates the portal.


Agenda d’Expertes

Agenda d’Expertes is a tool for women’s visibility in the media. The digital and open search engine provides communication professionals with a database where they can contact experts in a wide range of academic disciplines and professional fields, so that they can count on their opinion and expert commentary in different news spaces.

Agenda d’Expertes is a web portal where the data of all those women who have agreed to participate in it are posted. The experts are catalogued according to profession, specialization, and geographic location, among other criteria.



Since the early 2010s, the Belgian Association of Professional Journalists (AJP) has regularly noted the lack of diversity in terms of gender and background in the press. So, in 2016, the AJP created, a directory of diverse experts – around 90% of whom are women – accessible to professional journalists and journalism students. Expertalia aims to make underrepresented experts more visible in the media, with a focus on promoting equality (by including more women) and diversity (by reflecting a broader range of backgrounds).

The directory is divided into 15 areas, which in turn are divided into several sub-areas. Each expert fills in a description sheet, including an introduction, their area of expertise, contact details, social networks, CV andThe directory is divided into 15 themed areas, which in turn are divided into several sub-areas. Each expert fills in a description sheet, including an introduction, their area of expertise, contact details, social networks, CV, and links to publications or events in which they have taken part. All experts are based in the Brussels and Wallonia regions of Belgium. The aim is to present the subjects on which journalists can interview them. For their part, journalists can create an account on the platform and access the contact details of the experts featured.

Expertalia also offers free media coaching sessions with professional journalists for the experts registered on the site.


Les Expertes

Les Expertes is the first free, digital database of all french and francophone women experts. In 2020, only 41% of the experts invited in the French media are women. The Expertes project offers a unique database of women researchers, business leaders, presidents of associations or heads of institutions. The website lists four profiles of women experts: Professional, Research, Civil Society or Journalist.

Marie-Françoise Colombani and Chekeba Hachemi created the first paper version of the Guide des Expertes in 2012 with the agency EpOke. In 2015, under the impetus of the Egaé group, and in partnership with Radio France and France Television, the Guide des Expertes became digital. In 2017, the Expertes project went international and created the Expertes Francophones site, in partnership with the International Organization of the Francophonie. In 2018, the Expertes Tunisia and Expertes Algeria websites are launched in partnership with national associations and with the support of the French Embassy in Tunisia and the French Embassy in Algeria. In 2021, thirteen media and press groups have decided to contribute to the financing of the Expertes website so that it can continue to offer a unique directory, accessible in a few clicks to all media professionals.

The site does not list elected women politicians or women working in an association attached to a political party.