Meet Mandu - Leader of the Women’s Equality Party
"Politics has never been in greater need of new ideas, fresh ways of doing things and creative leadership. We are the party that has those ideas in droves and I am bringing energy and creativity to lead us to electoral victory, to campaign victories, and to growth in our membership both in number and in representation. I am a passionate feminist. And to me, feminism is all about fairness and society fulfilling its potential."
In April 2019, Mandu became the first person of colour to lead a national political party in British history when she took the helm at the Women’s Equality Party.
Working at City Hall
Prior to that she spent 12 years working at City Hall for all three Mayors of London, and now believes it is time to raise the bar.
Tackling period poverty
In 2015 she founded The Cup Effect - a charitable social enterprise, advocacy, and campaigning organisation that tackles period poverty in the UK and globally.
Top 100 most influential people in global gender policy
In 2019 she was recognised by Apolitical as one of the top 100 most influential people in global gender policy alongside Michelle Obama, Melinda Gates, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg amongst others.
Success as party leader
Following a successful general election campaign later that year which pushed ending violence against women up the political agenda, Mandu is currently leading the Party’s campaigns; to prioritise ending violence against women and girls in politics and policing, to amend the Recall Act to remove MPs found guilty of sexual misconduct, to address systemic racism driving disproportionate deaths of black women in childbirth/pregnancy, and to ensure at-home abortions are not removed.