Genevieve Nnaji & Dorothy Of Ghana Makes Arise Magazine’s World’s 100 Dynamic Women List

Africa’s global style and culture magazine, Arise, has named Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji as one of the top 100 Dynamic Women alongside Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Deola Sagoe and others.

The magazine listed in its current edition, 100 dynamic women chosen from all over the world who have influenced the society in their chosen profession. With the increased calls for gender equality, women are gradually becoming a force to reckon with in every facet of life.

The female, which used to be referred to as the weaker sex, is shedding off herself from that and going with the slogan ‘what a man can do, a woman can do better’.

ARISE Magazine is a publication produced in the UK but sold in Barnes & Noble in the USA and news agents worldwide.

Here is the full list;

Business and Law

Ayo Obe, Vice Chair, National Crisis Group, Nigeria

Bridgette Radebe, President, South African Mining Development Association, SA

Cherie Blair, lawyer, UK

Dambisa Moyo, economist, Zambia/US

Dr Eleni Gabre-Madhin, founder, Ethiopia Commodity Exchange, Ethiopia

Eva Muraya, co-founder and CEO, Color

Creations Group, Kenya

Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor,International Criminal Court, The Gambia

Genevieve Sangudi, Managing Director, Carlyle Group Africa, Tanzania

Hajia Bola Shagaya, founder and CEO, Bolmus Group International,

Nigeria Irene Charnley, CEO, Smile Telecoms, SA

Isabel dos Santos, investor and businesswoman, Angola

Jonitha Gugu Msibi, Senior Partner, Ernst & Young, SA

Maria Ramos, CEO, Absa Group, Portugal/SA

Minoush Abdel-Meguid, co-founder, Union Capital, Egypt

Monhla Hlahla, Chair, IDC, SA

Ngozi Edozien, Director, Actis West Africa, Nigeria

Nombulelo ‘Pinky’ Moholi, CEO, Telkom SA LTD, SA

Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita, CEO, Arcelormittal South Africa, SA

Phuti Malabie, CEO, Shanduka Group, SA

Rosalind Kainyah, Vice President, External Affairs & CSR, Tullow Oil, Ghana/UK

Stella Kilonzo, Chief Executive, Capital Markets Authority, Kenya

Susan ‘Santie’ Botha, Chancellor of the Nelson Mandela University, SA

Teresa Heinz Kerry, businesswoman and philanthropist, US

Thuli Madonsela, public protector, SA

Tsega Gebreyes, Managing Partner, Satya Capital, Ethiopia/UK

Wendy Ackerman, retail tycoon, SA

Wendy Luhabe, social entrepreneur, SA

Culture + Media + Sport

Ahdaf Soueif, writer and activist, Egypt/UK

Angélique Kidjo, singer and campaigner, Benin

Angelina Jolie, actress, US

Buika, singer, Spain/Equatorial Guinea

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, journalist, US

Charlize Theron, actress, SA/US

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author, Nigeria/US

Genevieve Nnaji, actress, Nigeria

Dr Johnnetta B Cole, Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s

National Museum of African Art, US

Kanya King, founder, Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards, UK

Kerryn Greenberg, Curator (International Art), Tate Modern, SA/UK

Lira, musician, SA

Mariam Doumbia, vocalist, Mali

Oprah, media mogul, US

Oumou Sangaré, musician, Mali

Rungano Nyoni, filmmaker, Zambia/UK

Serkalem Fasil, journalist, US/Ethiopia

Sophie Okonedo, actress, UK

Thandie Newton, actress, UK/Zimbabwe

Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator, Studio Museum in Harlem, US

Tirunesh Dibaba, runner, Ethiopia

Wanuri Kahiu, film director, Kenya

Yvonne Chaka Chaka, singer, SA

Fashion Alek Wek, model and campaigner, South Sudan

Ann McCreath, KikoRomeo designer, founder of FAFA and Fashion for Peace, Kenya

Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, founder, soleRebels, Ethiopia

Candice Swanepoel, model, SA

Deola Sagoe, fashion designer, Nigeria

Folake Folarin-Coker, fashion designer,

Tiffany Amber, Nigeria

Franca Sozzani, Editor-in-chief, Vogue Italia, Italy

Hanaa Ben Abdesslem, model, Tunisia

Iman, model, campaigner and entrepreneur, Somalia/US

Laurence Chauvin Buthaud, designer and founder, LaurenceAirline,

France/Côte d’Ivoire

Lisa Folawiyo, founder and Creative Director, Jewel by Lisa, Nigeria.

Liya Kebede, model, Ethiopia

Liya Kebede, model, Ethiopia

Nadiyah Spencer, Director of Sourcing and Production, SUNO, US/Kenya

Oluchi Orlandi, model, Nigeria

Sharon Wauchob, Creative Director, Edun, Ireland

Vivienne Westwood, designer, UK

Politics + Activism

Hon Aicha Bah Diallo, Chair of the Forum for African Women

Educationalists, Kenya

Dr Asha-Rose Migiro, former UN Deputy Secretary-General, Tanzania

Awa Marie Coll-Seck, Minister of Health, Senegal

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, activist and writer, Somalia/Netherlands/US

Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé, former Prime Minister, Mali

Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President, Liberia

Elsie Kanza, Director, World Economic Forum, Tanzania

Graça Machel, advocate for human rights, Mozambique

Ida Odinga, Founder, Ida Odinga Trust, women’s health campaigner, Kenya

Joyce Banda, President, Malawi

Joy Phumaphi, Vice President, Human Development Network, World Bank, Botswana

Leigh Blake, founder, ACT V, UK

Leymah Gbowee, peace activist, Liberia

Melinda Gates, philanthropist, US

Mphatheleni Makaulule, founder, Mupo Foundation, SA

Dr Mphu Ramatlapeng, former Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Lesotho

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance, Nigeria

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chair, African Union, SA

Odile Sankara, activist and comedian, Burkina Faso

Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, speaker, Ugandan Parliament, Uganda

Sarah Brown, campaigner, UK

Waris Dirie, model, author, campaigner, Somalia

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, politician, SA

Baroness Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian

Affairs & Emergency Relief Coordinator, UK

Zainab Hawa Bangura, UN Special

Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Sierra Leone

Science + technology

Dorothy K Gordon, Director General, Advanced Information Technology Institute, Ghana

Juliet Ehimuan, Google Nigeria Country Manager, Nigeria

Isis Nyong’o, Vice President and Managing Director for Africa, InMobi, Kenya/US

Maggie Aderin-Pocock, space scientist and BBC presenter, Nigeria/UK
Dr Natasha Sauven, paediatrician, Sierra Leone/UK

Ory Okolloh, Google Policy Manager for Africa, Kenya
Tebello Nyokong, scientist, Lesotho

Thyla van der Merwe, Association of South African Women in Science and Engineering, SA

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