World Woman Foundation is delighted to announce Nicola Mendelsohn as the World Woman Hero honoree for 2023 during World Economic Forum week. The award ceremony was held at Hard Rock International in Davos on Jan 19, 2023.
World Woman Foundation annually honors female leaders who have demonstrated leadership, strength, and courage in their commitment to causes or positively impacted others’ lives of women and girls to create a better world.
World Woman Hero, Nicola Mendelsohn, VP, Global Business Group, Meta empowering 1.5 million women in the creative economy through #SheMeansBusiness, unlocking the vast potential of women entrepreneurs. While her key post at Meta makes her one of the most powerful women in the tech industries, Nicola is a true hero in other ways as well. Even while living with an incurable form of blood cancer, she has committed to assisting and investing in her fellow women to help them realize their entrepreneurial dreams. Nicola Mendelsohn is a powerhouse and leads change by example.
The World Woman Hero honorees include; Helen Clark, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand; Ghada Owais, Lebanese broadcast journalist Al-Jazeera; Federica Marchionni, CEO of Global Fashion Agenda; Fatma Al Nuaimi, Communications & Media Executive Director at the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), Qatar and Geralyn Ritter, EVP, External Affairs & ESG, Organon.
Global leaders from 30+ countries and 450 delegates attended the conference and World Woman Hero Awards during the World Economic Forum Week in the heart of Davos to launch a bold new gender equality agenda for women and girls.
It is our honor to celebrate heroes like Nicola Mendelsohn, who have dedicated their lives to improving the state of women’s and girls’ equality in a bold new way that is about dignity, choice, and equality. The new wave of change for women is possible only because of heroes like Nicola, who lead the change by example. We are delighted to honor her with World Woman Hero Award 2023.” says Rupa Dash, Co-Founder, and CEO of, the World Woman Foundation
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