LONDON-based publication New African Woman has put out its first list of Africa’s top female game-changers.
Themed “changing the game”, gender equity, women empowerment and entrepreneurship were some of the key issues its picks spotlighted at the award ceremony in the the English capital.
All the women honoured were said to have been recognised for the instrumental role they played in shaping their societies, with the awards also paying tribute to individuals who have made significant contributions in various fields within and outside the continent.
Here are its top 11:
African Woman in Politics and Public Office: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the AU Commission
African Woman of the Year: Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi
African Woman on the Rise: Zuriel Oduwole
African Woman Award in Civil Society: Obiageli Ezekwesili
Woman in Education: Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg
African Woman in Business: Olajumoke Adenowo
African Woman in Science, Technology & Innovation: Winnifred Selby
African Woman in Finance and Banking: Arunma Oteh
New African Woman Award for Media: Mo Abudu
African Woman in Sport: Almaz Ayana
African Woman in Arts and Culture: Amma Asante
The awards are held under the high patronage of the African Development Bank.