Respected business magazine Forbes has compiled a list of the 50 most powerful women in the African continent.
The list, which is the first of its kind, was released on Friday, March 6, 2020, during the Forbes women summit held in Durban, South Africa. And it features women who are all doing excellently well in their fields, breaking records, boundaries and being pacesetters for the womenfolk.
Forbes says that the list is the first-of-its-kind Pan-African unranked compilation of the continent’s leading women, drawn from business, politics, media, science, sports and public life, who are challenging the status quo and creating a trail on terrain where there was none. They are reshaping history, closing inequalities and pioneering new avenues of wealth creation and in turn, lifting others with them.
Renowned writer and female activist Chimamamda Ngozie Adichie is one of the ten able Nigerian women to feature in Forbe’s pan-African list including Tara Fela-Durotoye, Uche Pedro, Folorunso Alakija, Ibukun Awosika, Obiageli ‘Oby’ Ezekwesili, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Olajumoke Adenowo, Arunma Oteh and Amina J. Mohammed.
Other notable personalities in the list are Lupita Nyong’o, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Ellen Johnson, Fatou Bensouda, Angelique Kidjo among others.
Check out the full list here
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