Board Chair Emeritus; Chairman, Susan Davis International
Susan Ann Davis, Vital Voices Board Chair Emeritus, is Chairman of Susan Davis International, a global public affairs and strategic communications and public affairs agency. Internationally known for her expertise in reputation management, market entry and expansion, crisis and cyber risk communications and public affairs, Davis advises senior government, industry and NGO executives worldwide. She is an expert on the global smart ageing industry and serves as the Vice Chair of Ireland Smart Ageing Exchange (ISAX), creating a unique country wide smart ageing ecosystem and establishing Ireland as a global hub for businesses involved in smart ageing technology, products and services.
A lifelong advocate for social entrepreneurship, democracy building and leadership development for women, Davis served as Vital Voices Board Chair from 2009-2016. She was the first International President of the International Women’s Forum, now representing over 7,000 women leaders and is presently the Board Chair for Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation. The Foundation supports and oversees the Zabuli Education Center and Razia’s Ray of Hope Institute, now educating over 600 girls in rural Afghanistan. Davis received the Global Empowerment Humanitarian Award in the UK and has been recognized for her leadership in Ireland and Northern Ireland by Irish America Magazine “Top 100 Irish Americans and 75 Most Influential Irish American Women” and The Flax Trust “For Service to Northern Ireland”.