Co-Founder & CEO // the female factor
Mahdis is the co-founder & CEO of the female factor, a career & HR platform concentrating on the next generation of female leaders. By connecting female talents with inclusive companies, the female factor aims to close the gender leadership gap in business. Before starting the female factor, Mahdis served as one of the youngest and only female general managers of an international airline in Austria and Germany for over 7 years and led cross-border projects and teams in the Middle East, Europe and the US. She co-founded her first business at age 23 and also served in leadership roles at non-profit organisations such as the World Affairs Council and AustrianStartups. Mahdis is a passionate opportunity maker, diversity advocate, entrepreneur, mentor, podcast host and TEDx speaker with a love for business development, sales, negotiations, female leadership and diversity & inclusion.