Mayor of Paris
MAIRIE DE PARIS
On 2014, Anne Hidalgo became the first woman to be elected Mayor of Paris.
After she graduated with a Master of Advanced Studies in social law, she became a labor inspector. She has been a member of the socialist party since 1994, serving as national Secretary for Culture and Media, she later was in charge of the vocational training.
From 1997 to 2002, she worked as an adviser in three Minister’s cabinets, under Lionel Jospin Government. She served as Paris First Deputy Mayor of Mayor Bertrand Delanoë, for thirteen years, in charge of gender equality at first then of urban Planning and Architecture. She led the Parisian left coalition to victory in 2004 and 2010.
She leads as Mayor, an active policy focusing on social inclusiveness, sustainable development, climate change, air quality, solidarity, innovation and civic participation, central elements for the future of Paris. She has undertaken to promote these issues at an international level. First she organized in Paris the climate summit for local leaders (a major side event of COP21 (December 2015), then Cities for Life in Paris (November 2016). Within the C40 she launched Women4climate initiative in New York (March 2017) and a plan for air quality (Air’Volution, Paris March 2017). She started with other cities and international agencies the Global urban Air Pollution Observatory (GUAPO).
First vice-president of the Great Paris Metropolis, she was elected in 2016 Chair of the C40 Cities Leadership Group, which consists of 90 megacities committed to fight Climate Change. As a Mayor of Paris, she is also the President of the Francophone Mayors International Association (AIMF), co-chair of the cities world organization, United Cities and Local Governments (CGLU) where she chairs the gender equality commission.
Born in Spain, she is a mother of three
She has published several essays (none of them translated):
Une femme dans l'arène, co-written with Jean-Bernard Senon, Du Rocher, 2006
Travail au bord de la crise de nerfs, co-written with Jean-Bernard Senon, Flammarion, 2010
Mon combat pour Paris : quand la ville ose, Flammarion, 2013