The New Africa Magazine Names Onyeali-Ikpe, Banda, Taylor, Senator Olujimi, Others As Outstanding Women in Africa

The New Africa Magazine, a strong believer in the culture of recognition for both men and women who have been shaping the vision and progress of the African continent, has released its list of 110 Outstanding Women in Africa for the year 2022.

Some of those picked for the special recognition
are the first female Managing Director, Fidelity Bank Plc, Ms. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe; Hon. Joyce Hilda Banda, Fmr. President of Malawi, Hon. Jewel Howard Taylor, Vice President of Liberia; Jamila Sedqi, First Moroccan Female Judge at the UN Administrative Tribunal, and Pastor Faith Oyedepo, Wife of the Founder, Winners’ Church, Worldwide.

The New Africa Magazine selected women who have demonstrated exceptional courage
and leadership in their mission to protect the environment and defend human rights and advocate to change the narratives about the continent through Politics, Arts and Culture, development and economic partnership, civil society and diplomacy.

A statement by the magazine publisher, Gift Chidima Nnamoko Orairu, said in Africa, one needed extra hard work, dedication and focus to succeed.

“In addition to the so many factors affecting women progress in the continent at the political and socioeconomic level; a great number of women have been silenced with violence, hate, discrimination, and isolation.

“However, these Pan African women have never been silent, and have led important
revolutions for democracy, freedom and social justice.

“They have gone on to write their names on the sands of time; breaking old records and setting new standards, smashing barriers and detecting the pace.

“These are women who believe that gender was not, is not, and can never be a barrier
to success. They have and are breaking the silence about major controversial societal questions, and have always been on the frontlines in all crisis times along with their male counterparts.

“They are role models to the younger generation of men and women and deserve to be
acknowledged and celebrated. The New Africa Magazine is happy to tell their stories because they can inspire our world to rise to their courage.”

She said The Amazon editions of The New African Magazine identified these women icons and prides of Africa, profile them and celebrate their leadership, courage and the power they hold.

According to her, “the 110 women featured on The New Africa Magazine October edition of the Amazon Women are women who will inspire you by their stories and will motivate you by their humility.The New Africa Magazine 110 Outstanding Women 2022.”

Others on the list are Hon. Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations; Hon. Jamila Sedqi; Senator Biodun Christine Olujimi, 1st Vice President/ECOFEPA; Amb. Karima Rhanem; President, Int’l Centre for Diplomacy; Hon. Fatima Samoura; Secretary General, FIFA; Hon. Louise Mushikiwaa; Sec. Gen., Int’l Organization of the La Francophone, and Ms. Sara Menker; CEO, Gro Intelligence.

The list also includes Ms. Chimamanda Adichie; Renowned Novelist; Ms. Dodo Uvieghara; Fashion Influencer; Ms. Catherine Lesetedi; CEO, Botswana Insurance Holdings Ltd; Ms. Sethebe Manake; Founder, GoSmartValue; Dr. Nanees Adel; Managing Director, Cairo Specialist Hospita, among others

Below are other women recognised by the publication

14) Ms. Anne Juuko; MD/ CEO, Stanbic Bank, Uganda

15) Ms. Jihan Abass; Founder & CEO, Lami Insurance Technology

17) Ms. Thato Schermer; Founder, Zoie Health

18. Ms. Desire Oparanozie; Athlete

19) Ms. Asmae Boureddaya; A Young Diplomat with Special Engagement in African Affairs

20) Ms. Graca Machel; Women & Children’s Rights Activist

21) Ms. Winnie Byanyima; Executive Director, Oxfam

22) Hon. Nouzha Bouchareb, former minister of housing & urban policy, president of
ConnectinGroup Int’l

23) Ms. Alice Banze; Executive Director, Gender & Sustainable Dev. Association of UN

24) Senator Daisy Danjuma, senator of the Federal republic of Nigeria

25) Ms. Martha Karua; Female Legislature

26) Ms. Aya Chebbi; former AU Youth Envoy & Activist

28) Hon. Meryem Ouhssata; Young Leader of Pan-African Parliamentary Diplomacy

29) Ms. Dinma Umeh; Fashion Enthusiast/Makeup Content Creator

30) Hon. Aicha Duihi; Activist & President, Int’l Observatory for Peace, Democracy & Human Rights in

31) Ms. Faith Kipyegon; Sprinter

32) Hon. Saara Kuugongelwa Ahmadhila; Prime Minister of Namibia

33) Senator Fanny Chantal Moussokoura- Secretary General ECOFEPA and Vice President of the Ivorian Senate

34) Ms. Arc. Ezinne.C.Okoro Enterpreneur and Business Operations Executive. CEO, Charez Foods.

35) Dr. Adelaide Retselisitsoe Matlanyane; Head, Central Bank of Lesotho

36) Hon. Aja Fatoumata Jallow- Tambajang; Human Rights Activist & Former Vice President of Gambia

37) Ms. Asisat Oshoala; Footballer

38) Ms. Angelina Kidjo; Famous Musician

39) Ms. Winifred Nwania; health coach in training & cooking show host

40) Juliet Ibrahim, Actress, Ghana

41) Ms. Mansa Netty, Chief Executive, Standadrd Chattered Bank, Ghana

42) Ms. Tomike Adeoye; Media Personality, TV Host and Actress

43) Pastor Faith Oyedepo; Wife of the Founder, Winners’ Church, Worldwide

44) Ms. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma; Apartheid Activist

45) Ms. Alengot Oromait; Young Politician & Activist

46) Ms. Helena Conradie, CEO, Satrix 40, South Africa

47) Ms. Ojo Oluwa Busola; Lawyer and Minister of God

48) Ms. Mbali-Ntuli; Young Activist & Politician

49) Ms. Ayra Starr; Musician

50) Ms. Tiwa Savage; Musician

51) Ms. Tobi Amusan; Athlete

52) Ms. Odunayo Ewenyi; Cofounder, PiggyVest

53) Hon Filomena Gon alves, Minister of Health Cape Verde

54) Amb. Hajo Sani; Educationist, Policy Analyst and Permanent Delegation of Nigeria to UNESCO

55) Dr. Anne Mary Nash Haruna. Bellevue College

56) Prof. Yemi Olatunji Bello; 9th Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University

57) Hon. Hannah Tetteh; Lawyer & Former Foreign Affairs Minister of Ghana

58) Rt. Hon. Winnie Kiiza; Fmr. Leader of Opposition, Parliament of Uganda

59) Jane Karuku ANE, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the East African Breweries

60) Ms. Arunma Oteh; Fmr. Treasurer, World Bank

61) Ms. Vivien Waziri Kwande; CEO, Life Aid Initiative Int’l

62) Ms. Hon. Woraye Sarr; President, ECOFEPA

63) Juliet Ehimuan, technology expert

64) Ms. Rebecca Ebokpo, Senior Associate, AELEX Partners

65) Hon. Laadi Ayi Ayamba; Chairperson, Committee on Gender, Social Affairs and Women

66) Amb. Dr. Bola Preys Ayo; CEO, Trillion Global Presidential consulting

67) Ms. Ruth Zaipuna; CEO, NMB Bank, Tanzania

68) Ms. Temilade Openiyi; Singer and Songwriter

69) Ms. Yemi Alade; Musician

70) Ms. Janine Van Wyk; Athlete

71) Ms. Tonto Dike; Renowned Actress & Politician

72) Hon Sahle Work Zewde, First Female African Head of State

73) Ms. Leila Fourie; CEO, JSE, South Africa

74) Hon. Adjaratou Coulibaly Traor ; Head of Delegation, Ivorian MPs to the ECOWAS Parliament

75) Ms. Aminetou Bilal; Youth Activist & President, Movement of Patriots in Action

76) Ms. Dorothy Nkhoma Shonga; Director, Palmontt SA, Malawi & Mozambique

77) Ms. Oyinlola Bukky Akande, life coach, speaker, author and publisher

78) Ms. Hafsat Abiola; President, Women in Africa Initiative

79) Dr. Frannie L autier; Snr. Partner & CEO, SouthBridge Investments

80) Hon. Veronica Kadie Sesay, Member of the parliament in Sierra Leone

81) Ms. Onyeka Onwenu; Politician, Singer & Actress

82) Ms. Abike Dabiri Erewa; Politician

83 Mrs Ndudi Chuku, Exective Director Mission Africa

84) Hon. Sophia Abdi Noor; Politician & Female Rights Activist

85) Ms. Folarunsho Alakija; Philanthropist & Founder, Famfa Oil & Gas

86) Ms. Oby Ezekwesili; Economist and Politician

87) Prof. Yemi Adenike Kuku V.C Kings University

88) Ms. Dolapo Osinbajo; Wife of the Vice President of Nigeria

89) Ms. Funke Akindele; Actress, Producer and Politician

90) Ms. Stella Okoli; Founder, Emzor Pharmaceutical

91) Ms. M.O. Abudu; Entertainment Guru

92) Ms. Teniola Apata; Singer and Songwriter

93) Ms. Fifi Ejindu; Leading Female Entrepreneur, Nigeria

94) Ms. Remi Tinubu; Politician

95) Ms. Ejiro Osadeke; Author, singer & Convener, The Becoming Summit

96) Hajia Rabi Saulawa; President, Jam’iyyar Matan Arewa

97) Ms. Sho Madjozi; Singer and Songwriter

98) Ms. Ireti Blankson; Health Travel Clinic, UK

99) Ms. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala; Director General, World Trade Organization

100) Sen. Stella Odua; Politician and Entrepreneur

101) Hon. Joice Mujuru; Activist & Former Vice President of Zimbabwe

102) Ms. Diane Shima Rwigara; Women’s Right Activist

103 Ms. Yvonne Ike; Managing Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, Bank of America, Nigeria

104) Ms. Diane Karusisi, CEO, BK Group PLC, Rwanda 105) Ms. Fehintoluwa Ademola-Adetuberu; Seasoned Speaker and Transformational Global Leader

106) Sen. Amb. Hezena Lemaletian; Global Peace Ambassador

107) Amb. Adeshola Helen Onadipe; Founder/ Publisher, Ladies In Business Magazine 108)Ms. Mercy Chinwo; Singer & Song Writer

109) Ms. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde; Actress and Producer

110) Hajia Lami Adamu Lau; President, NCWS, Nigeria.

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