Who We Are

Who We Are

Our Story

Around the world, women leaders face horrific levels of gendered disinformation and online abuse, with dramatic consequences on their freedom of expression, as well as women’s rights and democracy more broadly. Yet, their perspectives are often missing from key conversations around democracy and technology.

With a combination of over twenty years of experience each in democracy and women’s rights, Lucina and Kristina created #ShePersisted to leverage the voices of women leaders globally and make sure that they are part of crucial conversations on digital platform reform.


Kristina Wilfore

Kristina Wilfore, Director of Innovation and Global Projects at Reset, is a seasoned international development and elections specialist who has worked in over 30 countries for more inclusive and responsive democratic movements. From Eastern Europe to Sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas, she advises governments, international NGOs, philanthropies, and civil society on how to create an enabling environment to meaningfully tackle digital threats to democracy.

At Reset, Kristina spearheads initiatives at the intersection of election integrity, gender, political violence, and information resilience to mitigate the harms caused by digital media monopolies. In 2021, she co-founded #ShePersisted, an initiative to ensure that digital harms against women leaders are recognized and addressed as threats to national security and the human rights system.

Kristina serves as an advisor to the Global Partnership for Action on Gender-based Online Harassment and Abuse, a 14-country collaboration established to address technology-facilitated gender-based violence as part of a shared global agenda to promote peace, security, and stability.

Lucina Di Meco

Lucina is a recovering political activist and a gender equality expert. Born and raised in Italy, she has over twenty years’ experience working with a wide range of international nonprofits, foundations, and UN agencies across three continents.

Her groundbreaking study, #ShePersisted. Women, Politics & Power in the New Media World, is the foundation of our work and features interviews with 85 women leaders in 30 countries, as well as data analytics of the US Presidential Democratic primaries.

Lucina’s work has been featured in five different languages across some of the world’s most authoritative media outlets, including the BBC, The Washington Post, El País, Time, and The New York Times. She was also recognized by Apolitical as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy for her efforts to promote women’s rights and her work with Room to Read, a global nonprofit working to end gender inequality through education.

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