Wednesday, 8 May 2013

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The 2013 WIE Africa Power List! Find Out Which 60 Exceptional African Women Made the List

     WIE 60 2013
Earlier this week, hundreds of women converged in Cape Town, South Africa for the inaugural WIE Symposium hosted in Africa. The event featured powerful discussions and exciting panels featuring outstanding women from all over Africa and the globe.

According to WIE “Africa has some of the fastest growing economies in the world and women are playing a key role in that growth. The WIE Power Influencers showcases the women shaping Africa’s future.“

60 Exceptional women have been recognized on the 2013 WIE Africa Power List. Find out who they are.

Dambisa Moyo – Writer, economist
Angelique Kidjo – Musician, Activist. Benin
Biola Alabi – Managing Director, MNET Africa
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – 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

Iman – Model, Philanthropist, Businesswoman
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


Bridgette Radebe – Exec Chairperson, Mmakau Mining, SA
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
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

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 Okonji-Iweala – Minister of Finance. Nigeria
Pearl Esua-Mensah – Deputy MD, UT Bank
Tsega Gebreyes - Managing Partner, Satya Capital
Yvonne Ike – CEO West Africa, Renaissance Capital


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

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