Forbes magazine has released its maiden list of the most powerful women in Africa.
Forbes describes the most powerful African women list as a 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.
As a powerhouse in West Africa and the continent at large, OMGVoice.com expected at least one Ghanaian woman to be included on this prestigious but it seems none of our amazing women made the mark in this year’s edition.
We will try again next year – hard-luck Ghanaian women! The list was officially launched on Friday, March 6 in South Africa.
[NEW EDITION] Graca Machel graces the cover of the March issue of @ForbesAfrica with a first-of-its-kind Pan-African compilation of Africa’s 50 Most Powerful Women. @ForbesWomanAfri's special issue features Africa's most influential & impactful ceiling-crashers. Grab your copies! pic.twitter.com/1CWDYrR3si
— Forbes Africa (@forbesafrica) March 4, 2020
The Forbes 50 Most Powerful Women in Africa list includes heavyweights like Lupita Nyong’o, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Angelique Kidjo, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Chimamanda Ngozi and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.