National Representative, Argentina
Laura Alonso is a national representative in Argentina’s Congress, having been elected by the City of Buenos Aires in 2009. She is a member of the Constitutional Affairs and Foreign Affairs Committees. She is also a member of the global women leaders network of Vital Voices Global Partnership and a member’ of La Pietra Coalition, which has launched the global campaign “The Third Billion” to promote women’s inclusiveness in the economy. In 2012, Alonso was selected as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and as a fellow at the Draper Hills Program on Democracy and Development, a summer program at Stanford University. In 2008, she became an Eisenhower Fellow and was honored by Vital Voices as an outstanding woman global leader. Before politics, Alonso was a prominent activist and served as executive director of Poder Ciudadano, the Argentine chapter of Transparency International.