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Leading Women of Africa

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Dr Kenneth Kaunda Kenneth David Kaunda also known as KK is a former politician who served as the first President of Zambia from 1964 to 1991. At 96, he is the oldest living former Zambian president and the co-founder of the African Union. He is the Patron of Leading Women of Africa (LWA).


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Adama Bangoura CISSE Je suis Mme Bangoura Adama CISSE directrice générale de Killy Agro Business présidente de la CFAAD présidente de LONG TOUT SAUF LA HAINE Membre du PATRONAT GUINÉEN Cordinatrice Nationale des LWA Guinée marié mère de deux enfants je suis une femme qui évolue dans l’agriculture et l’agro Business je suis la première femme à faire 100hectars de riz j’évolue aussi dans le domaine d’aide au femme rural en un mot je suis la voix des sans voix sa veut dire je me bas pour cest femme qui n’ont pas eu la chance d’aller à l’école pour connaître leurs droits


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Dr Amany Asfour International President International Federation for Business and Professional Women President of African Alliance for Women Empowerment President of the African Congress for Women Entrepreneurs President of Egyptian Business Women Association Chairperson of COMFWB /FEMCOM-Egypt (COMESA Federation of Business Women Associations) President of OWIT – Cairo Chapter Founder and Chair of African Training Center for Women and Youth Entrepreneurs and support of SMEs Chair of New Faces New Voices –Egypt Chapter Vice Chair of PAFTRAC ( Pan African Private Sector Committee for Trade and Investment) Secretary General African Society for Scientific Research and Technology.


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Angela Merkel Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician who has been Chancellor of Germany since 2005. She served as Leader of the Opposition from 2002 to 2005 and as Leader of the Christian Democratic Union from 2000 to 2018. A member of the Christian Democratic Union, Merkel is the first female Chancellor of Germany


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Basebi Jacqui Mosinyi Ms Basebi Mosinyi is a seasoned Telecommunication Engineer with over 26 years of experience. She is currently a Deputy Director SPECTRUM Management with BOCRA; Mosinyi has participated in Radio Spectrum Management platforms internationally at SADC, African Telecommunications Union (ATU) and International Telecommunications Union (ITU). She is a seasoned radio communications regulator who was nominated to lead agenda on High Altitude Platform Systems on behalf of SADC and ATU at the last World Radio Communication Conference. She has once again been nominated to represent SADC and ATU on Satellite Regulatory issues for the 2023 Conference; Recently she presented at the Europe Forum, Sub Saharan Africa & MENA global.


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Bea Hackula Bea Hackula, founder and President of Africa for Africa Women Empowerment NPC, founder of Women Building our Africa (WBoA) Primary Cooperative Financial Services, Founder of ASSERT media and co-founder and Chair of Women of Africa Arise Forum which unites women’s organizations and professional across Africa, is a globally respected leader, strategist and public speaker especially; on leadership and women empowerment related topics. Bea is a certified coach with extensive leadership experience from both public and private sectors.


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Belinda Moleko Belinda Moleko is recognized and acknowledged, in the South African construction and property development sector as an achiever of note. Belinda possesses a wealth of vital knowledge and experience in property development as an entrepreneur, that span over a period of 20 years. Her passion for social development has compelled her in embarking on projects that have a direct impact on socioeconomic challenges faced in Africa. This is demonstrated through projects her company, Bella Casa Group (Pty) Ltd, has embarked on, including the first security cluster development called The Willows located in Tembisa, a township in South Africa and participated in the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP); a government initiative that builds houses for low income families in South Africa. In recognition for her efforts and excellence in housing development, she has been awarded the NHBRC – Highly Commended: Best Woman Home Builder of the Year, as well as Building Woman Awards: Building Women Magazine ABSA/IDC – Builder of the year. http://www.labellacasa.africa/


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Dr. Bola Olabisi Dr. Bola Olabisi FRSA wears a number of hats. She is a Social Entrepreneur, Author, Innovator, Personal and Community Development Consultant, well sought after International Speaker, Founder of a successful global network and a Champion for an inclusive society that allows for gender equality, diversity, equal opportunities, innovation and entrepreneurship. Bola has a vast amount of experience in developing and implementing evidence-based strategies for innovation with specialism on the impact of gender issues. She is a leading consultant in community development, partnership building and the design of gender equality in innovation and knowledge transfer.


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Dr Bukky Bello Jaiyesimi

Bukola is an Entrepreneur, Public speaker/life coach and pan Africanist, she taught work place ethics and cultural diversity awareness in schools and corporate organizations throughout north east Scotland, United Kingdom, communicating her trainings through various artforms. Bukola has worked on strategy for political and economic campaigns on various projects across west Africa and recently appointed board member Alliance Francais Lagos, Nigeria, she has to her credit numerous awards in Africa and beyond. worthy of note is her induction into the European women innovators and inventors’ network “hall of fame” in Stockholm, Sweden in 2015 and her creation of the African women foundation for nation building now present in five African countries. she is also a player in the male dominated sector of real estates in Nigeria. She remains unstoppable in the face of numerous challenges in the world.


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Christine Lagarde Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde is a French politician and lawyer serving as President of the European Central Bank since November 2019. Between July 2011 and September 2019, she served as chair and managing director of the International Monetary Fund.


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H. E. Dame Pauline K. Tallen, OFR, KSG She is a Nigerian politician and currently serving as Women Affairs Minister. She was appointed in 2019 by President Muhammad Buhari after turning down ministerial nomination in 2015 on the grounds that she was not consulted prior to the announcement of the appointment and that she would not accept the offer for equal distribution of power among the three senatorial districts of her native state of plateau because she is from same local government as Governor Simon Lalong.


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Prof. Danica Purg Prof. Danica Purg is the President of the IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia, and the President of CEEMAN, the international association for management development in dynamic societies, which brings together 225 management development institutions from 54 countries. She is also leading the European Leadership Centre (ELC).


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Daphne Mashile-Nkosi Iron Lady of manganese takes on mining’s big boy” Daphne Mashile-Nkosi is the owner of a multimillion-rand manganese mine in the arid Northern Cape town of Hotazel and one of a handful of women in South Africa’s mining industry. Battle-hardened by her experiences in the struggle against apartheid, she’s not afraid to tackle those who stand in her way. Daphne Mashile-Nkosi is not only a successful businessperson but is also an activist for women’s rights.


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Dr Divine Ndhlukula Named by Forbes magazine among the most Influential Women in Africa, Dr Divine Simbi-Ndhlukula is founder and MD of DDNS Security Operations (Pvt) Ltd t/a SECURICO. Dr Divine has built the company to become the most respected and sought-after player in the security industry in Zimbabwe and internationally. SECURICO employing over 4200 people, has won many business excellence awards locally and globally. Dr Divine has been recognised globally for her business acumen with Forbes awarding her the Forbes Africa Businesswoman of the Year 2019, among many other awards. Divine has a GREAT passion for women’s economic and social empowerment and involves herself in several women empowerment initiatives. Through her efforts, women are now accepted in the security sector with SECURICO employing more than 900 women, the largest employer of women in Zimbabwe outside civil service. A successful farmer specialising in breeding livestock, she has been appointed to board memberships, directorships, chairmanship and leadership capacities in several key and strategic institutions and commissions in Zimbabwe.


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Doris Mwanza Due to her passion to see Africa develop and realise its lost glory and full potential, Doris pursued a Masters Degree in Development Economics with a quantitative bias. Doris believes that sustainable agriculture, PanAfrican trade, and the equitable use of resources, and markets is the way forward for African women; including effective representations in the various arms of government, particularly to enact laws that safeguard women and the girl child. For over 20 years Doris has been working in business and project development, renewable energy development, and consulting in various African countries, Europe, including the EU, Lome IV Convention for ACP countries, and the USA.


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Edzai Marange I am called to inspire and am a Certified Global Leadership Coach. I am also an accomplished Soft Skills & Ettiquette Expert . My purpose is to engage , connect and inspire people to do better than their best . My inspirational coaching session and training programs are high impact and transformational. Everyone who has taken up the programs has been transformed into a phenomenal living brand . I give people a learning experience and a real make over . Contact me on +263772377594 for an online coaching session experience and other programs we offer Edzai Marange Soft Skills & Etiquette Specialist | Certified Global Leadership Coach


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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is a Liberian politician who served as the 24th President of Liberia from 2006 to 2018. Sirleaf was the first elected female head of state in Africa. Ellen Eugenia Johnson was born in Monrovia to a Gola father and Kru-German mother.


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Ms. Emma Rashidi Kawawa Ms. Kawawa is Founder of Tanzania Women CEOs Roundtable and Vice Chair of Women of Africa Arise Forum which unites Women Organizations and women Leaders across Africa. A self-made Entrepreneur, public speaker, champion for an inclusive society that allows gender equality, personal and community development focusing on youth and Women. She has vast experience in business more than 30 years working in both Public and Private sector. Currently, Country Director of African Busines Roundtable, New faces New voices and Leaders without Borders. Always innovative, creative and Passionate on women breaking the glass ceiling with her slogan “lifting others as we climb�


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Dr. Fatoumata Ceesay

Hon., Dr. Fatoumata Jahumpa Ceesay, a wife, mother, and grand-mother, a trained journalist by profession, and a seasoned international leader with track record of decades of public service both on a national and international levels. In Gambia, Hon. Ceesay held various leadership positions from state to National levels including presidential spokeswoman and press secretary. At the Gambia National Assembly, she served at various capacities including but not limited to the Chair Women and Children Affairs, and the National Speaker of the Assembly, She has served in many committees including Women & Children Rights, Foreign Affairs, and Defense & Peace committee.


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Councillor Fawzia Peer Councillor Fawzia Peer the Former Deputy Mayor of Ethekweni Municipality, a veteran ANC activist, with a track record spanning 25 years in Local government. A graduate in BA Psychology & Sociology and an Honours degree in Social Science. She also holds a post graduate diploma in Industrial Relations and labour Law. As a young girl she became acutely aware and observant of unfairness and inequality around her. As an avid reader and debater in her teens, She enjoyed using language to question the status quo. Over the years in politics Fawzia experienced racism; sexism; cultural and religious prejudice; ageism; She survived more than one attempt on her life; and many challenges in politics. She is the Vice President of Minara Chamber of Commerce.


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Dr. Hayat Sindi Dr. Hayat Sindi is a Saudi Arabian medical scientist. She has made major contributions to point-of-care medical testing and biotechnology, with her companies Diagnostics for All (DFA), Sonoptix, and i2. Besides entrepreneurship, she actively promotes science education in the Middle East, especially for girls, and has been appointed UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for her work. Dr. Sindi was the first Saudi woman to be accepted at Cambridge University in the field of biotechnology, and the first woman from any of the Arab States of the Persian Gulf to complete a PhD in the field. She was ranked by Arabian Business as the 19th most influential Arab in the world and the ninth most influential Arab woman. In 2018, she was listed as one of BBC's 100 Women.


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Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an American politician, diplomat, lawyer, writer, and public speaker who served as the 67th United States secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, as a United States senator from New York from 2001 to 2009, and as First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001.


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Prof. Hope Sadza She is the Founder and Founding Vice Chancellor of the Women’s University in Africa.She holds a PhD in Public administration with the University of Zimbabwe where her research was on “Critical Organisational problems of administering and Managing Social Development in a newlyindependent Public Service”: the case of Zimbabwe.She also holds a Masters degree in Public Administration with the University of Missouri, Columbia and BSc Public Administration with the same university.She holds a Primary Teachers Diploma with Waddilove Teachers’ College, Marondera in Zimbabwe.


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Jacinda Ardern Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern is a New Zealand politician who has been serving as the 40th prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017. First elected to the House of Representatives as a list MP in 2008, she has been the member of Parliament for Mount Albert since March 2017


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Dr Jophia Nanker Gupar Dr Jophia Nanker Gupar is the Founder & President of Pan African Young Women Development InitiativePAYWODI. She is also a Consultant on Women/Youth Development, an Entrepreneur and a proud member of the Sanctuary Department of DUNAMIS International Gospel Church in Abuja Nigeria. A holder of the Gold Award(GAH) received by the then President of Nigeria Gen. Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida. She is also a cofounder of the Covid 19 CSOs Emergency Intervention Group- CEIG. She is also a motivational Speaker and loves travelling, meeting people, making friends, cooking, writing and a disciplinarian. A real African Women.


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Joumana Haddad Joumana Haddad is a Lebanese author, public speaker, journalist and women's rights activist. She has been selected as one of the world’s 100 most powerful Arab women for four years in a row by Arabian Business Magazine, for her cultural and social activism.


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Joyce Hilda Banda Joyce Hilda Banda is a Malawian politician who was the President of Malawi from 7 April 2012 to 31 May 2014. She is the founder and leader of the People's Party, created in 2011


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Kamala Harris Kamala Devi Harris is an American politician and attorney who is the vice president-elect of the United States. United States. Senator since 2017. Previous Attorney General of California (2011–2017).


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Dr. Mamphela Ramphela Mamphela Ramphele became an anti-apartheid activist and one of the founders of the Black Consciousness Movement. She was internally banished by the apartheid government to the town of Tzaneen from 1977 to 1984. She has earned several degrees, including a medical degree, two postgraduate diplomas, a bachelor of commerce in administration, and a PhD in social anthropology. Ramphele was promoted to vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Town in 1996, the first black African and the first woman to serve in that post. She joined the World Bank in Washington as the managing director for human development in 2000.


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Maria Da Assunção Abdula Maria Abdula é empresária moçambicana, gestora de profissão, com mais de 30 anos de experiência empresarial em diversos sectores de actividade. É uma executiva de topo sobejamente conhecida pela sua dedicação e foco em soluções que visam a melhoria do ambiente de negócios, contribuição para o emprego e desenvolvimento social. Actualmente desempenha as seguintes funções: Presidente e Membro Fundadora da Federação de Mulheres Empresárias da Confederação Empresarial da CPLP (FME CE-CPLP), desde 2016; Administradora Executiva da Intelec Holdings (grupo empresarial que actua nos ramos de Energia, Publicidade, Turismo, Finanças, Recursos Minerais, Telecomunicações, Imobiliária e Consultoria), cargo que ocupa desde 1998; Presidente do Conselho de Administração da empresa Águas de Goba, entidade que actua na produção e comercialização de água mineral. A água Goba é uma das marcas mais antigas e tradicionais de água do país.


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Matlhodi Angelina (Angie) Makwetla Angie worked for many years with the late Dr Aggrey Klaaste, managing the Sowetan Nation Building Programs. Angie was appointed as a Commissioner for Human rights commission. Angie is a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) where she is chairperson of the Social and Ethics Committee. She is also a member of the Human Capacity and Remuneration Committee of the NEF. She has received various awards and recognitions, including Shoprite/Checkers Woman of the Year Award (Media & Communications category), Visionary Leadership Award by the Soweto branch of the BWA, and Top emerging SMME Empowerment Company by Impumelelo Top Companies.


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Matlhogonolo Mponang Ms Matlhogonolo Mponang is the Head of Human Resources at De Beers Group Midstream, Exco Role. Her portfolio cuts across Diamond Trading Namibia, Diamond Trading Company Botswana, De Beers Sight Holder Sales South Africa and De Beers Auction Sales Singapore. She is active on matters of Corporate Governance highlighted by her membership of Corporate Boards such as Okavango Diamond Co, De Beers Holding Botswana, CIPA, Botswana Open University, YWCA World Council, Westwood International School, BOMAID, Botswana Karate Foundation. She is a fierce activist for the People Planet and Profit agenda – in pursuit of her core belief that Doing Good is Good Business. She is a Social Reconstructivist, Author and Alumni of Pittsburgh University USA. She is married with three children.


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Dr. Maureen Tong

I am a lawyer; executive coach; professional speaker; trainer; facilitator; published author and business woman. As an Executive Coach, I hold the credential of Associate Certified Coach (ACC) awarded by the International Coach Federation (ICF). I was the previous Deputy National Secretary of the Coaches and Mentors of South Africa (COMENSA). I am CEO of CoachCompanion South Africa. I am the current President of the Pretoria Chapter of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa (PSASA). I speak on Leadership; Self – Mastery; Change Management; as well as Diversity and Inclusion. I teach the same topics at Wits Business School (WBS) where I am part-time lecturer. I established the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI) and served as Project Manager for the establishment of the Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library (TMPL).


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Michelle Obama Michelle Obama is an American attorney and author who was the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She is married to the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama and was the first African-American First Lady.


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Nadine Ognianov (MBA) Nadine Ognianov is the founder and Managing Director of Bulgaz, an alternative energy company specializing in converting motor vehicles to drive on an environmentally friendly fuel alternative, namely LPG liquid petroleum gas, instead of petrol or diesel. Her 20+ years of experience in the Energy and Gas sector spans across business development, customer service, financial modelling, human resources, strategic planning and implementation as well as monitoring and evaluation. She has also attained skills in project management, strategic partnerships and researching current market trends.


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Nancy linda Kalembe Nancy linda Kalembe is a multifaceted Ugandan woman with over 20 years working experience both in the public and private sector in East and West Africa. With an academic back ground in Actuarial Science from The Institute of Statistics and Economics – Makerere University combined with her work experience in a wide range of industries such as Banking and Finance, Petroleum, Media, advertising, Agro processing and the service industry she brings much needed and valuable experience. She is a presidential candidate for the next Uganda’s elections in 2021.


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Nancy Patricia Pelosi Nancy Patricia Pelosi is an American politician serving as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives since 2019, and previously from 2007 to 2011. Pelosi has served as a U.S. representative from California since 1987


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Dr. Nellie Longwe Kangwa Dr. Nellie Longwe Kangwa is the 2019 United Nations Chairwoman Award Winner, an accomplished entrepreneur and pioneer. She is a Social, Business and Personal Transformation Specialist, who endeavours to make a notable difference in society by specializing in empowering leaders to achieve their full potential. She is a published author, Master Executive and Relationship Coach, as well as a Master Neuro Linguistic Practitioner (NLP Practitioner). An exceptional relationship builder and a strategic problem-solver. She is experienced in negotiating, mediating, bringing reconciliation and peace in organizations at a personal and corporate level to gain buy-in and commitment to action.


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Netumbo Velile Netumbo Velile Nashandi is an eclectic Namibian Social Entrepreneur, with over 15 years of hands-on experience in the tourism, management, natural cosmetic manufacturing, marketing and mobile technology sectors in - advisory, founding and executive capacities respectively. With a deep passion and understanding of tourism in Namibia, Netumbo is the Emerging Tourism Enterprises Associations’ (ETEA) representative on the FENATA board as Chairperson. Family and friends describe Netumbo as a sophisticated straight-talker, driven, leader, team player, strategic, steadfast, go-getter; that she diligently applies herself in whatever she does – be it with people, work, or environment.


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Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Lweala Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a development economist and former Finance Minister of Nigeria. She has also held several key positions at the World Bank, including as Managing Director. A strong candidate for the position of Director-General of the World Trade Organization.


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Oprah Gail Winfrey Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist. Billionaire media executive and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey is best known for hosting her own internationally popular talk show from 1986 to 2011. From there she launched her own television network, OWN.


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HRH Princess Mukelile Z. Zulu HRH Princess Mukelile Zibusiso Zulu comes from the Linduzulu Palace of King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu. She is also a developer of programs and recipes at She Rose Africa, and has an events company. Princess Mukelile stands firmly against the abuse of women, children, and people living with albinism or anyone that is discriminated against. She also promotes agricultural activity among the Youth to ensure food security.


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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is a South African politician and United Nations official, and is currently serving as the Executive Director of UN Women with the rank of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.


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Her Royal Majesty, Dr. S. B. Molotlegi Her Royal Majesty, Queen Mother Semane Bonolo Molotlegi, was a proud member of the Royal Family, of the approximately 150 000 strong Royal Bafokeng Nation. The Royal Bafokeng Nation is the renowned and visionary traditional community located in the North West Province of South Africa. Her Majesty, the Queen Mother was blessed with six children, Kgosi Mollwane Lebone Boikanyo Molotlegi, Prince Boemo "Fosi" Molotlegi, Kgosi Leruo Tshekedi Molotlegi, Prince Bothata Molotlegi, Princess Motswana Molotlegi and Princess Tirelo Molotlegi. She was the Patron of Leading Women of Africa (LWA). May Your Sould Rest in Peace!


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H.E. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu H.E. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu is a Nigerian politician from Kogi State, Nigeria. She is the Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Ramatu was previously the National Woman Leader of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) later All Progressive Congress (APC) after the party and other political parties merged (2014 - 2018).


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Sahle-Work Zewde Zewde is an Ethiopian politician who is the current President of Ethiopia SahleWork and the first woman to hold the office. A career diplomat, she was elected president unanimously by members of the Federal Parliamentary Assembly on 25 October 2018


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H.E. Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, is an Emirati politician and member of the ruling family of Sharjah and the niece to Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi. She was previously the Minister of State for Tolerance, Minister of State for International Cooperation, and Minister of Economic and Planning of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). She was the first woman to hold a ministerial post in the United Arab Emirates. Lubna received an honorary doctorate of science from California State University, Chico. In March 2014, she was appointed President of Zayed University. As of 2017, she is listed as the 36th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.


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Suzana Chileshe Mwalula Millapo Suzana is a highly action-oriented and hands-on woman with a proven track record: Her first formal employment was in 1983 with Zambia Airways, the now defunct national airline of Zambia, where she worked for 10 years. Thereafter she joined and headed the AC Brabys Group of Companies in Zambia & Tanzania as Regional Country Manager for 24 years, where she gained expertise in marketing ad publishing. Suzana is an objective leader who understands how to multi-task complex priorities in a fast-paced, highly competitive environment. She is recognized as a strategic thinker, innovator and team motivator with effective interpersonal and team building skills at all organizational levels. She lives in Lusaka with her husband Martin and their two daughters.


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Theresa May Theresa Mary May, Lady May is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 2016 to 2019


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Thulisile "Thuli" Madonsela Thulisile Nomkhosi "Thuli" Madonsela is a South African advocate and professor of law, holding a chair in social justice at Stellenbosch University since January 2018. She served as the Public Protector of South Africa from 19 October 2009 to 14 October 2016


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Wendy Luhabe Wendy Luhabe is a SA businesswoman, social entrepreneur and author. She has served as board chair for several organizations, including Vodacom and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). In 1994, she pioneered the founding of Women Investment Portfolio Holdings, which listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 1999. She currently serves as Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg, as the Chair of the International Marketing Council of SA and as a Board Member of the Johannesburg Securities Exchange and of global business school IMD. She is currently the Chair of the Board of Women in Infrastructure Development & Energy (WINDE)


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Zohra Mahomed

Zohra’s journey began in the early 1970’s, newly married, but with a firm belief that the only way a woman; regardless of race, creed or religion ; would ever be able to break away from the patriarchy and shackles that society imposed on them would be through equal access to the doors of education. It was her passion for women’s rights that ultimately saw the birth of the Solly & Zohra Noor Foundation. Her first recollection was when a young girl came to her doorstep looking for work as a domestic worker. Her first question was, “why are you not in school?” The girl immediately replied that her family did not have enough money to pay for her school fees. The young girl was sent back, with money in her hand to pay for her final year in matric. From the sourcing of school textbooks to the provision of weekly meals at primary schools she always looked for new opportunities to make a difference.


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