Nicola Mendelsohn

The Most Powerful Woman In The British Tech Industry

Nicola Mendelsohn is the VP EMEA of Facebook and is considered “the most powerful woman in the British tech industry” by The Daily Telegraph. A dynamic and thought-provoking keynote speaker who has spoken at some of the most prestigious summits worldwide, she offers expertise on several subjects from the future of technology to business management.

Nicola was named in the 50 Most Influential Women in UK IT 2015, Debrett’s 500 People of Influence, Advertising Age’s Women to Watch and GQ’s 100 Most Connected Women in Britain. In 2015 she was appointed CBE for services to creative industries.

Wide recognition has come her way, and one of the foremost figures in her field she has appeared as a speaker, panellist and host at events that include Web Summit, MIPCOM 2015, CDEC2017, VIVA Technology, the DLD Conference, Summit 2014: The Future of Growth, Innovate 2015.

She has also spoken at the launch of the Createch Top 100, was an Ambassador at London Tech Week 2016 and has delivered speeches for the likes of Fortune Magazine, The Financial Times, UK Trade & Investment, VIVA Technology and The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, as well as numerous events for the benefit of corporations and organisations.

In 2018 Nicola went public with her cancer diagnosis; throughout her battle to remission, she has helped raise awareness of cancer via the considerable platform she has created for herself. Encouraging people from all walks of life to be the best they can be, Nicola has regularly spoken at schools and universities where she reminds students to “be curious, be prepared, be passionate“.

Nicola serves on a number of advisory boards and councils, including her role as President of Women in Advertising and Communications London, a member of the Industrial Strategy Council, as well as the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board. She was appointed the first-ever female president of the IPA and is Director of the Women’s Prize in Fiction.

A regular contributor to the media, Nicola has appeared on BBC London, given a press conference on the launch of the Global Youth Alliance at DAVOS 2019 and been featured on podcasts such as Whalers and Marketing Week.

To book Nicola Mendelsohn as the leadership speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency.

When at corporate events, Nicola is known to cover the following topics:

  • Facebook
  • Female Business Speaker
  • The Advertising Industry