According to Forbes, the list consists of African Women – all under the age of 45who are unconflicted about themselves, who they are and the role they play, not only within their families but in their countries and the world at large.

Check Out The Full List of Forbes 20 Young Power Women in Africa 2012 Below ..

  1. Leymah Gbowee, Liberia, Peace and Women’s Rights Activist
  2. Cina Lawson, Togo, Minister of Post and Telecommunications, Togo
  3. Juliana Rotich, Kenya, Co-Founder Ushahidi
  4. Patience Mthunzi, PhD. South Africa, Senior Scientist, CSIR
  5. Maud Chifamba, Zimbabwe, 14-year old University Accounting Student
  6. Florence Iwegbue, Nigeria, Attorney & Co-Founder, LiveWello
  7. Lisa Opoku Busumbru, Ghana, Chief Operating Officer, Goldman Sachs
  8. Leila Lopes, Angola, 2011 Miss Universe
  9. Isha Sesay, Sierra Leone, News Anchor & Journalist, CNN
  10. Rainatou Sow, Guinea, Women’s Right Activist, Founder & Executive Director, Make Every Woman Count
  11. Biola Alabi, Nigeria, Managing Director, MNET Africa
  12. Lorna Rutto, Kenya, Sustainable Living and Green Technology Entrepreneur, Ecopost
  13. Yolanda Sangweni, South Africa, Senior Editor/Producer,
  14. Danai Gurira, Zimbabwe, Actress & Writer
  15. Eunice Cofie, Ghana, Founder & Chief Cosmetic Chemist, Nuekie
  16. Marieme Jamme, Senegal, Social Entrepreneur, Technologist & CEO, SpotOne Global Solutions
  17. Jepchumba, Kenya, Digital Content Creator, Cultural Curator, African Digital Art
  18. Redi Tlhabi, South Africa, Journalist, Broadcaster & Author
  19. Swaady Martin-Leke, Ivory Coast, Entrepreneur & Founder, Yswara
  20. Jacqueline Chimhanzi, PhD. Zimbabwe, Corporate Executive

The list was compiled by South African TV Producer and Entrepreneur, Farai Gundan for Forbes.


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