President & Founder, Cécilia Attias Foundation for Women
Cécilia Attias has dedicated her life to service; as a mother, a wife, a committed public servant, an activist, and an ardent supporter of women's rights. After studying law at L'University Assas, Cécilia began her political career serving the French public as a parliamentary assistant. From 1989 to 2002, she served in Neuilly's city hall and at the Assemblee Nationale. In 2002 she moved to the office of the Minister of the Interior, where she became deeply involved in women's rights and issues of domestic violence, immigration, assimilation, and crimes against children.
In 2005 she served as Advisor for the Minister of State, Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry, and in 2005 as Chief of Staff for the Chairman of the UMP Party. Cécilia's experience working with women and children in France strengthened her resolve to use her influence and status to make a difference.