Among Forbes 100 most powerful women 2021 include three African women– Nigeria’s former finance minister and the World Trade Organisation boss Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Media Mogul Mo Abudu, and Tanzania’s first female president Samia Suluhu Hassan.
This year’s list marks the 18th annual 100 most powerful list, which includes 19 world leaders, 40 CEOs, an immunologist, and a new number for the first time over a decade.
Okonjo-Iweala, who emerged at number 91 on the list in the Policy & Politics category, is described by Forbes as “an economist and international development professional with more than 30 years of experience working in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and North America.” Her exceptional leadership skills and a pool of experience contributed significantly to her role as the Director of the World Trade Organization, making her the first African and female WTO boss in history.
Abudu,58, is “Africa’s Most Successful Woman” rated as one of the “25 Most Powerful Women in Global Television” by The Hollywood Reporter is 98 on the list Media & Entertainment. Described by Forbes as one of the “most powerful women in global media,” her EbonyFlim has produced global hit movies and series including The Wedding Party,” “Fifty, Chief Daddy,” “Your Excellency,” “The Royal Hibiscus Hotel and Oloture, Castle&Castle among others.
Another powerhouse African woman on the list is–Tanzaian’s president Samia Suluhu Hassan– who become the country’s first-ever female president. Hassan is praised for her influential role in implementing covid 19 protocols in the East African country.
Other women of color on the list include Kamal Harris at No 2, Rihana, Beyonce Oprah Winfrey, to name a few.
The Sisters Show is proud of these black women for their groundbreaking achievement, inspiring a whole generation of girls across the world.