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Okonjo Iweala emerges Africa’s most powerful woman


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Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been named the most powerful woman in Africa on Forbes.

Forbes’ in it’s 20th annual ranking released on Tuesday, the former Nigerian coordinating minister of the economy was ranked the 87th Most Powerful Women in the World list.

Forbes list of the world’s most powerful women is about women who have done excellently well in various fields

Also, Tanzanian President, Samia Hassan also joined the list at the 93rd spot and Nigerian media mogul and philanthropist, Mo Abudu at 98th.

Topping the chart is Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission for Impactful Policy and Budget, while Christine Lagarde, European Central Bank President, secures the second spot, with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris following closely in third place.

Christine Lagarde holds the second position as the European Central Bank President, while U.S. Vice President, Kamala Harris came in third place.

Okonjo-Iweala, who shattered barriers in 2021 as the first woman and the first African Director-General of the WTO, is celebrated for her remarkable career at the World Bank and impactful economic reforms in Nigeria.

Her recognition on Forbes’ list underscores not only her significant contributions to global trade but also her commitment to economic development, governance, and international leadership

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