In a list chiselled by a power packed jury, Forbes recently released a ranking of ‘The 100 Most Powerful Women In the World’. The list acknowledges the inroads women are making in the business world despite gender inequalities.
In the list, one outstanding Nigerian woman was ranked the most powerful woman in Africa. She is no other than business mogul Folorunsho Alakija.
Folorunsho Alakija is a Nigerian businesswoman who is the second richest African woman after Isabel Dos Santos and also the third richest woman of African descent in the world.
Africa’s most powerful woman, Folorunsho Alakija
Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
In the newly published list, she is followed by Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Mauritius’ President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim as the only three African women who made the list this year.
President of Mauritius, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim
The most powerful woman in the world is Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, followed by Hillary Clinton, Janet Yellen, Melinda Gates and Mary Barra the CEO of General Motors in the United States.
See the full list Here.