Leading African Rating and Public Relations firm, Avance Media, has announced its inaugural list of 100 Most Influential African Women, which features distinguished women whose works and accomplishments continue to inspire the next generation of women in Africa, listing Liberia’s first female Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor amongst most influential Women in Africa.
Notably, the women were listed not on the basis of rank but the raking also captured distinguished women whose work continues to inspire the next generation of Africa. The list also showcases 100 women from 35 African countries who are changing the feminine narratives and challenging the status quo of Women on the African continent.
In its own release titled: Avance Media releases list of 100 Most Influential African Women, Prince Akpah, the Managing Director firm confirmed that the list has a representation of 100 women from 35 African countries who are changing the feminine narrative and challenging the status quo of women on the continent.
He also cited that, some of the honorees have expressed interest in offering mentorship opportunities to young women from across the continent through the Be A Girl Mentorship program which is being launched to upsurge the impact of the publication.
The Avance Media has over the years been engaged in changing the narrative about Africa through rating and ranking publications and the launch of this initiative is expected not only to celebrate Africans but to further showcase the individual and collective works of women who are earnestly inspiring the next generation of leaders in Africa.
The list features women who occupy eminent leadership positions such as President, Prime Minister, Secretary General, First Lady, Governor, Minister, CEO and Commissioners. Notable among them are Ethiopia’s President H.E. Sahle-Work Zewde, Liberia’s Vice President H.E. Jewel Taylor, Namibia’s Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dr Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, United Nations Deputy Secretary General H.E. Amina J. Mohammed and former presidents, H.E. Ellen Sirleaf Johnson and H.E. Catherine Samba-Panza.
The list also features young women activists such as AU Youth Envoy Aya Chebbi, Farida Bemba Nabourema and Ilwad Elman.
Profiles of all the honouree have been published on 100women.avancemedia.org and applications for the Be A Girl Mentorship Program is also opened.