Rick Zedník is Managing Director at Women Political Leaders (WPL), the worldwide network of female politicians National Parliamentarians, Cabinet Ministers, Prime Ministers and Presidents of whom there are currently 10,000. Prior to joining WPL in 2016, Rick’s management career spanned more than two decades in media, most recently as CEO of EURACTIV, the independent EU policy news network. Previously, Rick directed marketing for The Wall Street Journal Europe.

A dual citizen of the USA and Slovakia, he co-founded The Slovak Spectator newspaper in Bratislava in 1995. Rick holds an MBA from Harvard, a Master’s in journalism from Columbia, and a Bachelor’s in political science from Trinity College (Connecticut). He has written for more than 20 publications, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Rick and his wife have two teenage daughters.


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