Susan Ann Davis

Business Woman #1 in the US

who hasbuilt a global women’s community


World's Most Powerful Woman

The one who created the women's movement of the world!



Susan Ann Davis is a pioneering woman business owner who opened her agency in Washington, DC when relatively few women were experiencing success in the business world, and fewer still owned their own business. Over four decades, she has grown Susan Davis International into a global public affairs and strategic communications powerhouse, earning the respect of business and government leaders around the world.



Internationally known for her expertise in strategic positioning, reputation management, government relations and crisis communications, Davis counsels government and industry leaders on six continents.


Most recently, Ms. Davis was the strategic U.S. advisor to the Irish Bishops Conference for the Vatican World Meeting of Families and the Papal Visit to Ireland.


Davis has worked with more than a dozen countries on issues ranging from economic crisis to nation building and trade expansion. In addition, for decades she has been a strategic communications and public affairs consultant on U.S. military and veterans’ issues for the defense industry and to multiple Secretaries of Defense, DOD agencies, service branches and support organizations.



As a leader, business visionary and public speaker, Ms. Davis regularly consults on smart aging, health and wellness, and develops engagement and business opportunities for thought leaders, investors and entrepreneurs. She led the Global Irish Forum recommendation for Ireland to develop as a global hub for smart aging technologies, products, design and services, and is a Founder and Board Director of Smart Aging Living Labs of Ireland. As a former White House Conference on Aging producer, she presently co-produces the Silicon Valley Venture Boomer Summits and “What’s Next” in the U.S.



A lifelong advocate for social entrepreneurship, democracy building and leadership development for women, she is Board Chair Emeritus of Vital Voices Global Partnership, the preeminent NGO that trains and empowers emerging women leaders in 115 countries. She was a Founder and the first International President of the International Women’s Forum, the global leadership organization now representing more than 7000 women of achievement.


Along with Prince Charles and then PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, Davis received the Global Empowerment Humanitarian Award in the United Kingdom and received the Flax Trust Award for service to Northern Ireland.  Most recently, she received the Stevie Lifetime Award for Women in Business and has been named among the Top 100 International Irish in Business.


At the EUROWOMAN 2023 Global Leadership Forum, 19 July 2023 in the UK, she was recognized with the Women's Noble Award 2023 as the World's Most Powerful Woman in global leadership.

Chairman, Susan Davis International

Washington, USA