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Thursday, May 9, 2013

THE WIE’S 60 POWERFUL AFRICAN WOMEN INFLUENCERS: CHECK OUT THE YOUNG, ELDERLY, AS WELL AS MIDDLE AGED LADIES THAT MADE THE LIST

WIE (Women, Inspiration and Enterprise) Network releases its 60 Annual women Influencers in Africa and a handful are from Nigeria comprising of individuals from the media, fashion and entertainment industries.

Bebeakinboade.com presents to you the full list
MEDIA AND CULTURE

Folake Coker(Tiffany Amber)
       ·         Dambisa Moyo – Writer, economist

·         Angelique Kidjo – Musician, Activist. Benin

·         Biola Alabi – Managing Director, MNET Africa

·         Chimamanda NgoziAdichie – Author

·         Isha Sesay – Anchor, CNN

·         Julie Gichuru – Journalist. Kenya

·         Khanyi Dhlomo – Founder, Destiny Magazine

·         Mariam Doumbia – Musician

·         Oumou Sangaré – Musician. Mali

·         Patricia Amira – Talk Show Host. Kenya

·         Yvonne Chaka Chaka – Musician. South Africa

·         Tsitsi Dangarembga – Novelist, screenwriter. Zimbabwe

FASHION AND ENTERTAINMENT

·         Iman – Model, Philanthropist, Businesswoman
Lisa Folawiyo

·         Alek Wek – Model, Philanthropist. South Sudan

·         Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu – Founder, Sole Rebels. Ethiopia

·         Charlize Theron – Actress, Philanthropist. US/South Africa

·         Folake Folarin-Coker – Founder, Tiffany Amber. Nigeria

·         Gabourey Sidibe – Actress. US/Senegal

·         Genevieve Nnaji – Actress. Nigeria

·         Lisa Folawiyo – Founder, Jewel by Lisa. Nigeria

·         Liya Kebede – Model, Philanthropist

·         Magatte Wade – Entrepreneur. Senegal

·         Thandie Newton – Actress. UK/Zimbabwe

BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY

·         Bridgette Radebe – Exec Chairperson, Mmakau Mining, SA

Biola Alabi, MD, MNET Africa 
·         Divine Ndhlukula – Founder, Securico, Zimbabwe

·         Eva Muraya – Co-Founder, Color Creations Group. Kenya

·         Eleni Gabre-Madhin – Economist and CEO, Eleni LLC. Ethiopia

·         Isis Nyongo – Managing Director, InMobi Africa. Kenya
Genevieve Nnaji(actress)

·         Julie Ehumian – Country Manager, Google Nigeria

·         Nonkululeko Nyembezi-heita – CEO, ArcelorMittal

·         Ory Okolloh – Policy Manager, Google Africa. Kenya

·         Precious Moloi-Motsepe – Chairperson, African Fashion Itnl

·         Rebecca Enonchong – Founder and CEO, AppsTech. Cameroon

·         Wendy Ackerman – Non-Exec Director, Pick n Pay Holdings

·         Wendy Luhabe – Entrepreneur. SA

FINANCE

·         Lisa Opoku-Busumbru – COO, Goldman Sachs

·         Cathy Echeozo – Managing Director, GT Bank

·         Bernadine Okeke – EVP / Head of Private Banking, First Bank

·         Bola Adesola – Managing Director/CEO, Standard Chartered

·         Genevieve Sangudi – Managing Director, Carlyle Group Africa

·         Gugu Msibi – Senior Partner, Ernst & Young

·         Linah Mohohlo – Governor, Bank of Botswana

·         Maria Ramos – CEO, ABSA Group

·         Minoush Abdel-Meguid – Co-Founder, Union Capital

·         Ngozi Iweala Okonji – Minister of Finance. Nigeria

·         Pearl Esua-Mensah – Deputy MD, UT Bank

·         Tsega Gebreyes – Managing Partner, Satya Capital

·         Yvonne Ike – CEO West Africa, Renaissance Capital

PHILANTROPY AND ADVOCACY

·         Graca Machel – Humanitarian, Mozambique

·         Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – President of Liberia

·         Elsie Kanza – Head of Africa, WEF. Tanzania

·         Fatou Bensouda – Chief prosecutor, Intl Criminal Court. Gambia

·         Hadeel Ibrahim – Philanthropist

·         Jeanette Kagame – 1st Lady of Rwanda

·         Joy Phumaphi – VP, Human Development Network, World Bank

·         Joyce Banda – President of Malawi

·         Leymah Gbowee – Activist, Liberia

·         Dr Mamphela Ramphele – Activist, Academic, Businesswoman

·         Toyin Saraki – Founder, Wellbeing Foundation Africa. Nigeria

·         Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma – Chair, African Union Commission

WIE is a global annual conference and community designed to empower the next generation of women leaders. Following the last event in Cape Town, WIE Africa, a pan African event, will occur in a different African city annually. Previous WIE Symposiums in London and New York have boasted some of the most recognisable thought-leaders from around the world including Nancy Pelosi, Iman, Alek Wek, Sarah Brown, Donna Karan, Ariana Huffington, Cherie Blair, Jill Biden, Diane von Furstenberg, Baroness Valerie Amos, Ted Turner, Dambisa Moyo, Tamara Mellon, Rosario Dawson, Christy Turlington, Nick Clegg, Geena Davis, Elizabeth Banks and Aerin Lauder to name a few.

 

 

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