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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

34

AFRICAN COUNTRIES

10

CATEGORIES

Find below our honourees for the 2020 100 Most Influential African Women list arranged according to their categories

BUSINESS LEADERSHIP
Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh
ANGELA KYEREMATEN-JIMOH
Antoinette Sayeh
ANTOINETTE SAYEH
Bajabulile Swazi Tshabalala
BAJABULILE S. TSHABALALA
Bella Disu
BELLA DISU
Eghosa Oriaikhi Mabhena
EGHOSA ORIAIKHI MABHENA
Elsie S. Kanza
ELSIE S. KANZA
Françoise Remarck
FRANÇOISE REMARCK
Halima Dangote
HALIMA DANGOTE
Juliet Ehimuan
JULIET EHIMUAN
Lalla Moulaye Ezzedine
LALLA MOULAYE EZZEDINE
Laureen Kouassi-Olsson
LAUREEN KOUASSI-OLSSON
Leila Bouamatou
LEILA BOUAMATOU
Lucy Quist
LUCY QUIST
Magda Wierzycka
MAGDA WIERZYCKA
Mansa Nettey
MANSA NETTEY
Martine Coffi-Studer
MARTINE COFFI-STUDER
Nompumelelo Thembekile Madisa
NOMPUMELELO T. MADISA
Owen Omogiafo
OWEN OMOGIAFO
Patricia Obo-Nai
PATRICIA OBO-NAI
Racheal Njoroge
RACHEAL NJOROGE
Rawya Mansour
RAWYA MANSOUR
Dr. Snowy Khoza
SNOWY KHOZA (DR)
Sola David-Borha
SOLA DAVID-BORHA
Sylvia Mulinge
SYLVIA MULINGE
Toyin Sanni
TOYIN SANNI
CSO & PHILANTHROPY
Agnes Kalibata
AGNES KALIBATA
Amanda Mukwashi
AMANDA MUKWASHI
Dr. Amel Karboul
AMEL KARBOUL (DR.)
Arikana Chihombori Quao
ARIKANA CHIHOMBORI QUAO
Ayisha Osori
AYISHA OSORI
H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
ELLEN J. SIRLEAF (H.E.)
Professor Faith Osier
FAITH OSIER (PROF)
Graça Machel
GRAÇA MACHEL
Hajer Sharief
HAJER SHARIEF
Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu
IFEYINWA UGOCHUKWU
Ilwad Elman
ILWAD ELMAN
Maggie Kigozi
MAGGIE KIGOZI
Melene Rossouw
MELENE ROSSOUW
Nana Asantewa Afadzinu
NANA ASANTEWA AFADZINU
Nathalie Akon Gabala
NATHALIE AKON GABALA
Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli
NDIDI OKONKWO NWUNELI
Ngozi Okonjo Iweala
NGOZI OKONJO IWEALA
Dr Rasha Kelej
RASHA KELEJ (DR)
Stella Nyanzi
STELLA NYANZI (DR.)
Toyin Saraki
TOYIN SARAKI
Wanjira Mathai
WANJIRA MATHAI
DIPLOMACY
H.E Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid
AMANI ABOU-ZEID (H.E DR.)
H.E. Amina J. Mohammed
AMINA J. MOHAMMED (H.E)
Chileshe Kapwepwe (H.E.)
CHILESHE KAPWEPWE (H.E.)
Dorothy Tembo
DOROTHY TEMBO
Louise Mushikiwabo
LOUISE MUSHIKIWABO
Dr. Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti
MATSHIDISO R. MOETI (DR)
Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
PHUMZILE M. NGCUKA (DR)
Rita Bissoonauth
RITA BISSOONAUTH
Dr Vera Songwe
VERA SONGWE (DR)
Winnie Byanyima
WINNIE BYANYIMA
EDUCATION & LITERATURE
Agnes Binagwaho
AGNES BINAGWAHO (PROF)
Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang
JANE NAANA OPOKU-AGYEMANG (PROF)
Mamokgethi Phakeng
MAMOKGETHI PHAKENG (PROF)
ENTERTAINMENT
Angélique Kidjo
ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO
Emma Lohoues
EMMA LOHOUES
Oumou Sangaré
OUMOU SANGARÉ
Sinach
SINACH
Yemi Alade
YEMI ALADE
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu
BETHLEHEM TILAHUN ALEMU
Esther Cobbah
ESTHER COBBAH
Fatoumata Bâ
FATOUMATA BÂ
Irene Charnley
IRENE CHARNLEY
Massogbè Touré
MASSOGBÈ TOURÉ
Mimi Kalinda
MIMI KALINDA
Olajumoke Adenowo
OLAJUMOKE ADENOWO
Dr. Rachel Sibande
RACHEL SIBANDE (DR)
Temie Giwa-Tubosun
TEMIE GIWA-TUBOSUN
GOVERNANCE
Dr. Amina C. Mohamed
AMINA C. MOHAMED (DR.)
Aurélie Adam Soulé Zoumarou
AURÉLIE A. S. ZOUMAROU
H.E. Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi
BISI ADELEYE-FAYEMI (H.E.)
Emma Theofelus
EMMA THEOFELUS
Fadumo Dayib
FADUMO DAYIB
Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor
GRACE NALEDI M. PANDOR
Dr. Hala Zayed
HALA ZAYED (DR.)
H.E. Jewel Howard Taylor
JEWEL H. TAYLOR (H.E)
Kamissa Camara
KAMISSA CAMARA
H.E. Monica Geingos
MONICA GEINGOS
Raychelle Omamo
RAYCHELLE OMAMO
H.E. Sahle-Work Zewde
SAHLE-WORK ZEWDE (H.E)
Hon Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey
SHIRLEY A. BOTCHWEY
Sisi Ntombela
SISI NTOMBELA
Soham El Wardini
SOHAM EL WARDINI
Vera Daves de Sousa
VERA DAVES DE SOUSA
Walaa Essam al-Boushi
WALA'A ESSAM AL-BOUSHI
Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr
YVONNE AKI-SAWYERR
Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed
ZAINAB SHAMSUNA AHMED
LEGAL
Fatou Bom Bensouda
FATOU BOM BENSOUDA
MEDIA
Anita Erskine
ANITA ERSKINE
Anna Nimiriano
ANNA NIMIRIANO
Anne-Marie Dias Borges
ANNE-MARIE DIAS BORGES
Edith Yah Brou
EDITH YAH BROU
Linda Ikeji
LINDA IKEJI
Uche Pedro
UCHE PEDRO
SPORTS
Lydia Nsekera
LYDIA NSEKERA