Nicolla Hewitt

Strategic Advisor

Nicolla Hewitt has nearly 30 years experience in US media, working for some of the best known companies in the world including ABC, CBS, NBC and Yahoo. Hewitt has served as an adviser to HRH The Prince of Wales for his “Turquoise Mountain” foundation for the preservation of Islamic art and economic empowerment in Afghanistan; Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Unite; and the Vital Voices Global Partnership founded by former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton which helps women in over 130 countries around the world.  She is the former Senior Advisor for UN Women in the GCC and served as an adviser to various NGO’s in the Middle East about equal access for girls to receive an education, and enter the workforce. Miss Hewitt spent over 25 years as an award-winning US network TV news producer - working on esteemed programs such as “Today” and “60 Minutes,” producing interviews for ABC, CBS and NBC with Presidents, Heads of State, CEO’s and high profile individuals.  She also helped launched Newsweek/Daily Beast. During her career, she covered and reported extensively from Middle East, including Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Gaza and the West Bank. Miss Hewitt is a former board member of UN Women for Peace; and is currently a member of the Overseas Press Club of America. She  holds a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Pepperdine University, and was a media fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institute.