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Noha Hefny is Senior Consultant at UN Women heading strategic partnerships and communications for the GCC. A Senior Executive with more than 18 years of experience in the private and public sectors focused on communications, advocacy, partnerships and social impact. She was Regional Director of Communications and Social responsibility at PepsiCo and then at McKinsey & Company covering geographies including Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa. She also spent 6 years of her life at the UN High Commissioner for Refugees working on the international protection of refugees and asylum seekers both in office in Egypt and in Tunisia and on the field in Sudan and in Algeria where she was the only arab woman at the time to work in these humanitarian operations.
She is a passionate advocate of women, youth empowerment and social entrepreneurship in the MENA region and has initiated various programs in these fields throughout her career. She is now working on two business ventures, She is Arab and Lit-Communications, two start-ups addressing women’s representation in the speaker’s industry and generating work opportunities for youth and entrepreneurs in creative fields. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a specialization in International Relations from the American University in Cairo (AUC).