According to Forbes, the list consists of African Women – all under the age of 45 – who 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 ..
- Leymah Gbowee, Liberia, Peace and Women’s Rights Activist
- Cina Lawson, Togo, Minister of Post and Telecommunications, Togo
- Juliana Rotich, Kenya, Co-Founder Ushahidi
- Patience Mthunzi, PhD. South Africa, Senior Scientist, CSIR
- Maud Chifamba, Zimbabwe, 14-year old University Accounting Student
- Florence Iwegbue, Nigeria, Attorney & Co-Founder, LiveWello
- Lisa Opoku Busumbru, Ghana, Chief Operating Officer, Goldman Sachs
- Leila Lopes, Angola, 2011 Miss Universe
- Isha Sesay, Sierra Leone, News Anchor & Journalist, CNN
- Rainatou Sow, Guinea, Women’s Right Activist, Founder & Executive Director, Make Every Woman Count
- Biola Alabi, Nigeria, Managing Director, MNET Africa
- Lorna Rutto, Kenya, Sustainable Living and Green Technology Entrepreneur, Ecopost
- Yolanda Sangweni, South Africa, Senior Editor/Producer, ESSENCE.com
- Danai Gurira, Zimbabwe, Actress & Writer
- Eunice Cofie, Ghana, Founder & Chief Cosmetic Chemist, Nuekie
- Marieme Jamme, Senegal, Social Entrepreneur, Technologist & CEO, SpotOne Global Solutions
- Jepchumba, Kenya, Digital Content Creator, Cultural Curator, African Digital Art
- Redi Tlhabi, South Africa, Journalist, Broadcaster & Author
- Swaady Martin-Leke, Ivory Coast, Entrepreneur & Founder, Yswara
- Jacqueline Chimhanzi, PhD. Zimbabwe, Corporate Executive
The list was compiled by South African TV Producer and Entrepreneur, Farai Gundan for Forbes.