Helene Banner is a political communicator and speaker with 10 years work experience at the European Commission. She was the German speechwriter of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and worked in President-elect Ursula von der Leyen’s team to prepare her candidate’s speech at the European Parliament in July 2019. She previously worked as spokesperson and press officer for two European Commissioners before heading the communications team at the Berlin Representation of the European Commission. Since 2020 Helene has been building an online women mentoring network to inspire young women to be authentic leaders. Helene holds an MSc from the European Institute of the London School of Economics (LSE) and a Double-Diploma in Political Science and Communications of Sciences Po Lille and the Westphalian Wilhelm University of Münster.