Sophie Walker is the leader of the Women’s Equality Party, a new collaborative force in British politics uniting people of all genders, diverse ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, beliefs and experiences in the shared determination to see women enjoy the same rights and opportunities as men so that all can flourish.
She first became leader in July 2015, stood in the London Mayoral contest in 2016 and the general election in 2017. Sophie came to politics via disability campaigning and activism, spurred to action after her daughter Grace was diagnosed with autism and met little support or understanding. Sophie is also an ambassador for the National Autistic Society and for IncludeMEtoo, a national charity supporting disabled children and their families from diverse backgrounds.
Previously she worked as an international news agency journalist for nearly twenty years.