Alisa Swidler campaigns for access to HIV treatment for adolescents and mothers in South Africa via her work as a Trustee of Charlize Theron’s Africa Outreach Project.
Alisa has recently returned to New York after 16 years in London. Whilst abroad she served as an Academy Ambassador for the UK Minister of Education, Chaired the UK Conservative Party’s 2016 Summer Party and was an active member of The Conservative Party’s Leaders Group.
In addition, Alisa was on the Capital Campaign Board of the English National Ballet and the Development Boards of both Royal Albert Hall and The Old Vic Theatre.
Alisa’s most recent endeavor focused on addressing food poverty in London by launching a centralised kitchen to provide school meals.
Currently, Alisa is on the Advisory Board of Richard Branson’s Foundation, Virgin Unite, and serves as a Senior Advisor to Atalanta, a global business focused on electing women to higher political office. Following her work campaigning for Secretary Clinton in both 2008 and 2016, Alisa continues to be an active Ambassador for The Clinton Foundation where she is focused on their rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico.
Alisa is a Contributing Editor for Town & Country Magazine where she pens The A List. She was recently profiled in the Telegraph Magazine as “The Most Connected Woman in London”, is on the Membership Committee of the new Annabel’s and curated the philanthropy segment of Harper’s Bazaar’s 100 Most Powerful British Women 2017.
Born and raised in New York City, Alisa worked in legislative affairs for Mayor Giuliani before moving abroad. She is a dual citizen and has 5 teenage children.