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Cynthia Germanotta

President and Co-Founder, Born This Way Foundation

Cynthia Bissett Germanotta is president and co-founder of Born This Way Foundation, which she launched with her daughter, Lady Gaga, in 2012. Born This Way Foundation supports youth mental health and works with young people to build a kinder, braver world. Under Germanotta’s leadership, Born This Way Foundation has reached millions of young people around the world and continues to demonstrate the transformative power of kindness and its impact on mental health through youth-driven initiatives, research-based programming, and strategic partnerships. Also, as World Health Organization Goodwill Ambassador for Mental Health, appointed by the United Nations in 2019, Germanotta works to educate and promote healthier lives, improved workforces, and overall mental health on a global scale. She is a former telecommunications executive whose career in sales and management spanned 25 years.

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