Savvitas is an influential and innovative think tank which works to positively impact lifelong development of women, from school students to board level and beyond. With a special emphasis on boosting women's global economic power.
Founded by Helene Martin Gee, Patrons are the Rt Hon Theresa May MP and Tessa Sanderson CBE; Founding Patron was the late Benazir Bhutto.
A forum for women at the peak of their career, Savvitas was established (as ‘Pink Shoe’) in London in 2007 by entrepreneur and Parliamentary Adviser Helene Martin Gee. It holds regular interactive online activities with partners from around the world, and a variety of live and hybrid events across the UK and in European capitals.
Advising Government and major bodies on issues relating to women across a range of policy areas; Savvitas and its members contribute to significant research, including its 2020 Savvitas NatWest White Paper, 2021 COP26 Green Paper; joint report with UEL; input to The Rose Review on Female Entrepreneurship, and All-Party Parliamentary Group for Women & Enterprise Reports.
A key goal is to ensure all activities have positive social and economic impact. Influencing, sharing ideas and opportunities, and connecting people of stature. Leveraging international business between women and increasing women's contribution to global GDP