Forbes magazine recently released its list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women and 4 African women made the list. According to Forbes, the 4 most powerful women in Africa are as follows:
- Joyce Banda, President of Liberia (#40)
- Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance & Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Nigeria (#44)
- Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia (#70)
- Folorunsho Alakija, Executive Vice Chairman, Famfa Oil, Nigeria (#96)
Taking the #1 spot on Forbes’ list is Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany. The top 5 on Forbes list are rounded out by: Janet Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, United States of America (#2); Melinda Gates, Co-Founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the wife of Bill Gates (#3); Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil (#4); and Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (#5).
See the full list here.