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ABOUT THE RANKING

Presented as a ranking of the 100 Most Influential African Women, this publication presents a summary of women who have climbed the corporate ladder, started their own businesses, or have been at the forefront of decision making both locally & internationally.

 

Criteria for selection includes:

  • Excellence in Leadership & Performance
  • Personal accomplishments
  • Commitment to sharing knowledge
  • Breaking the Status Quo
  • Being an accomplished African Woman

 

Through our Be A Girl Mentorship program, we would offer mentorship opportunities to selected young women from the continent who will be able to connect with our honourees in our quest to produce more successful African women.

STATISTICS

100

AFRICAN WOMEN

28

AFRICAN COUNTRIES

8

CATEGORIES

Find below our honourees for the 2021 100 Most Influential African Women list arranged according to their categories

BUSINESS LEADERSHIP
Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh
ANGELA KYEREMATEN-JIMOH
Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu
BETHLEHEM T. ALEMU
Bience Gawanas
BIENCE GAWANAS
Djamila Ferdjani (Dr)
DR DJAMILA FERDJANI
Dorothy Ghettuba
DOROTHY GHETTUBA
Fatoumata Ba
FATOUMATA BA
Frehiwot Tamru
FREHIWOT TAMRU
Irene Asare2
IRENE ASARE
Laureen Kouassi-Olsson 
LAUREEN KOUASSI-OLSSON
Mary-Jane Morifi
MARY-JANE MORIFI
Mitwa Kaemba Ng'ambi
MITWA KAEMBA NG'AMBI
Nabou Fall
NABOU FALL
Nancy Matimu
NANCY MATIMU
Owen Omogiafo
OWEN OMOGIAFO
Patricia Obo-Nai
PATRICIA OBO-NAI
Sola David-Borha
SOLA DAVID-BORHA
Tiguidanke Camara
TIGUIDANKE CAMARA
Titi Akinsanmi
TITI AKINSANMI
Uche Ofodile
UCHE OFODILE
Yolanda Cuba
YOLANDA CUBA
CSO & PHILANTHROPY
Agnes Matilda Kalibata (Dr)
AGNES KALIBATA
Aisha Yesufu
AISHA YESUFU
Chebet Chikumbu
CHEBET CHIKUMBU
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (H.E.)
ELLEN JOHNSON SIRLEAF (H.E.)
Faustina Fynn-Nyame
FAUSTINA FYNN-NYAME
Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka (Dr)
GLADYS KALEMA-ZIKUSOKA (DR)
Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim
HINDOU OUMAROU IBRAHIM
Graça Machel
GRAÇA MACHEL
Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu
IFEYINWA UGOCHUKWU
Jacqueline Moudeïna
JACQUELINE MOUDEÏNA
Julienne Lusenge
JULIENNE LUSENGE
Monde Muyangwa (Dr.)
MONDE MUYANGWA (DR.)
Nadeen Ashraf
NADEEN ASHRAF
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA
Nnenna Nwakanma
NNENNA NWAKANMA
Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda
NYARADZAYI GUMBONZVANDA
Renée Ngamau
RENÉE NGAMAU
Dr Rasha Kelej
RASHA KELEJ (DR)
Roberta Annan
ROBERTA ANNAN
Rosebell Kagumire
ROSEBELL KAGUMIRE
Stella Nyanzi
STELLA NYANZI (DR.)
Stigmata Tenga
STIGMATA TENGA (DR.)
Ubah Ali
UBAH ALI
Wanjira Mathai
WANJIRA MATHAI
Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg (Dr)
WANJIRU KAMAU-RUTENBERG (DR)
Waris
WARIS DIRIE
DIPLOMACY
Ahunna Eziakonwa
AHUNNA EZIAKONWA
Amina J. Mohammed
AMINA J. MOHAMMED (H.E)
Awa Ndiaye-Seck
AWA NDIAYE-SECK
Chileshe Kapwepwe (H.E.)
CHILESHE KAPWEPWE (H.E.)
Damilola Ogunbiyi
DAMILOLA OGUNBIYI
Elizabeth M. Mrema
ELIZABETH M. MREMA
Fatima Kyari Mohammed (H.E)
FATIMA KYARI MOHAMMED (H.E)
DR. Julitta Onabanjo - Zambia
JULITTA ONABANJO (DR)
Letty Chiwara
LETTY CHIWARA
Louise Mushikiwabo
LOUISE MUSHIKIWABO
Martha Ama A. Pobee (H.E
MARTHA AMA A. POBEE (H.E.)
Matshidiso Moeti (Dr)
MATSHIDISO MOETI (DR)
Monique Nsanzabaganwa (H.E.)
MONIQUE NSANZABAGANWA (H.E.)
Musonda Xoliswa Mumba (Dr)
MUSONDA XOLISWA MUMBA (DR)
Mwele Malecela
MWELE MALECELA
Nafissatou Jocelyne Diop
NAFISSATOU JOCELYNE DIOP
Oulimata Sarr
OULIMATA SARR
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
PHUMZILE MLAMBO-NGCUKA
ROSE MWEBAZA
ROSE MWEBAZA
Roselyn Akombe (Dr)
ROSELYN AKOMBE (DR)
Sheila Ochugboju (Dr)
SHEILA OCHUGBOJU (DR)
Winnie Byanyima
WINNIE BYANYIMA
Zainab Hawa Bangura
ZAINAB HAWA BANGURA
EDUCATION & LITERATURE
Agnes Binagwaho
AGNES BINAGWAHO (PROF)
Mamokgethi Phakeng (Prof.)
MAMOKGETHI PHAKENG (PROF)
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE
Tsitsi Dangarembga
TSITSI DANGAREMBGA
ENTERTAINMENT
Angélique Kidjo
ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO
Aya Nakamura
AYA NAKAMURA
Busiswa Gqulu
BUSISWA GQULU
Mercy Johnson
MERCY JOHNSON
OMotola
OMOTOLA JALADE EKEINDE
GOVERNANCE
Aja Fatoumata C.M. Jallow-Tambajang (H.E.)
AJA FATOUMATA C.M. JALLOW-TAMBAJANG (H.E.)
Angele Makombo
AURÉLIE A. S. ZOUMAROU
Anne Waiguru (H.E.)
ANNE WAIGURU (H.E.)
Athaliah Molokomme
ATHALIAH MOLOKOMME
Charity Ngilu (H.E.)
CHARITY NGILU (H.E.)
Emma Theofelus
EMMA THEOFELUS
Eve Bazaiba
EVE BAZAIBA
Filsan Abdullahi
FILSAN ABDULLAHI
Jeannette Kagame (H.E)
JEANNETTE KAGAME (H.E)
Jessica Rose Epel Alupo (H.E)
JESSICA ROSE EPEL ALUPO (H.E)
Kaba Nialé
KABA NIALÉ
Mariam Chabi Talata (H.E.)
MARIAM CHABI TALATA (H.E.)
Martha K Koome
MARTHA K KOOME (LADY JUSTICE)
Sahle-Work Zewde
SAHLE-WORK ZEWDE (H.E)
Samia Suluhu Hassan (H.E)
SAMIA SULUHU HASSAN (H.E)
Victoire Tomegah Dogbé
VICTOIRE TOMEGAH DOGBÉ
MEDIA
Edith Yah Brou
EDITH YAH BROU
Jacqueline Fatima Bocoum
JACQUELINE FATIMA BOCOUM
Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo (Dr.)
KEMI OMOLOLU-OLUNLOYO (DR.)
DR. Yemisi Akinbobola
YEMISI AKINBOBOLA (DR)
PUBLIC SERVICE
Allen Kagina
ALLEN KAGINA
Dorothy Kisaka
DOROTHY KISAKA