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Lady Nicola Mendelsohn CBE - We Rise By Lifting Others

Photography by Sane Seven for The Female Lead Book: We Rise By Lifting Others

Lady Nicola Mendelsohn CBE is Vice President of Facebook for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Daily Telegraph named her ‘most powerful woman in the tech industry’. Before Facebook, she worked for 20 years in advertising and in 2011 became the first female president of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising. In 2016 Mendelsohn was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma. She founded the Follicular Lymphoma Foundation in November 2019, with the sole purpose of finding a cure for this incurable blood cancer.

The Female Lead (Volume II): We Rise By Lifting Others:

Nicola's interview is a part of a wider collection for The Female Lead (Volume 2), We Rise By Lifting Others, a book of 67 women changing the world today.

Buy the book to read Nicola's story as well as the stories of world leaders, artists, activists, engineers, writers, athletes and entrepreneurs. The book is out now and will also be donated to schools and universities. You can nominate your school to receive a copy: or support the work of The Female Lead’s educational foundation by buying your own copy here:

The women profiled in this book have come together to inspire future generations and to honour the women on whose shoulders we stand. The title We rise by lifting others is woven throughout the book; a belief in the need for a collective effort to make positive change. Not just for women, but for everyone.


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