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  In the recently unveiled Forbes Most Powerful Women for 2023, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, has secured the remarkable 87th position on Forbes’ global list. This makes Okonjo-Iweala the highest-ranked African on the list. This annual ranking, now in its 20th year, serves as a testament to the diverse and impactful roles played by women across the globe, transcending sectors such as business, entertainment, politics, philanthropy, and policymaking.
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Forbes’ Most Powerful Women list is a comprehensive showcase that not only celebrates individual accomplishments but also underscores the collective strength and influence wielded by women in various spheres. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s ascendancy to the pinnacle of female power in Africa symbolizes the breaking of barriers and the triumph of leadership, highlighting the transformative potential inherent in diversity and representation.
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The essence of this list lies not only in recognizing the achievements of extraordinary women like Mrs Okonjo-Iweala but also in inspiring the next generation of leaders. By spotlighting influential figures from diverse backgrounds, Forbes provides a platform for the celebration of resilience, innovation, and trailblazing success.
Mo Abudu
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Moreover, the inclusion of Mo Abudu, a Nigerian media mogul and philanthropist, at the 98th position further emphasizes the global impact of women in shaping industries and driving positive change. Mo Abudu is the third highest-ranked African behind the Tanzanian President, Samia Hassan, who is ranked 93rd overall.
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In a world where gender equality and diversity are increasingly valued, Forbes’ Most Powerful Women list serves as a powerful instrument for promoting inclusivity and acknowledging the pivotal roles played by women in steering the course of global affairs. It not only applauds individual accomplishments but also fosters a collective recognition of the invaluable contributions made by women across different sectors, inspiring a narrative of empowerment and equality for future generations. Featured Image Source: The United Nations
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This article was first published on 7th December 2023


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