Particular Olympics CEO Mary Davis has been named to Forbes 50 over 50 most notable ladies of 2023 within the Affect class. She receives the popularity alongside such notables as Ms. Journal Steinem, and Jean Case, CEO of the Case Basis and chairman of the Nationwide Geographic Society. Recipients in different classes embrace singer Patti LaBelle, journalist Katie Couric, astronaut Mae Jemison, CEO of Oracle Safra Catz and monetary advisor Suze Orman. Learn Davis’ itemizing.
The 2023 honorees had been introduced in August marking the third yr that Forbes has celebrated ladies of distinction over the age of fifty. Forbes partnered with Mika Brzezinski, journalist and co-host of Morning Joe on MSNBC, to curate the listing. Hundreds of ladies had been nominated via Brzezinski’s publicizing efforts and Forbes’ on-line nomination kind. The ultimate listing celebrates 200 ladies in 4 classes: Affect, Way of life, Innovation, and Funding.
It’s an honor to be acknowledged by Forbes alongside so many inspirational ladies who’ve performed greater than construct companies or lead the world’s most recognizable manufacturers – they’ve influenced the course of historical past. I’m humbled to be included amongst this distinguished group and proud to signify the willpower, abilities and contributions of shut to 6 million Particular Olympics athletes all over the world.
Mary Davis, Particular Olympics Worldwide Chief Government Officer
Davis’ bio on the 50 over 50 listing highlights a number of accomplishments she achieved over the age of fifty together with, “Davis actually scaled a mountain to get to her management position: Invited by then-French President Nicolas Sarkozy to climb Mont Blanc in a European diplomatic occasion in 2008, she used the arduous summit to make political and coverage connections.”
Davis was first launched to Particular Olympics early in her profession as a bodily training coordinator. In 1985, she ran the Particular Olympics European Video games. She was appointed Nationwide Director of Particular Olympics Eire in1989 and in 2003, grew to become the CEO of the Particular Olympics World Summer time Video games in Eire, the primary World Summer time Video games held outdoors america for which she was awarded Eire’s 2003 Individual of the Yr award. Davis grew to become Particular Olympics CEO in her 60’s, the primary individual born outdoors of the US to take action. Since then, she has amassed quite a few awards and accolades together with being named one in every of Forbes Most Highly effective Girls in Worldwide Sports activities in 2018 and successful the Ernst & Younger (EY) Eire Entrepreneur of the Yr Particular Award in 2022.