Africa women are fast rising above contemporary limitations as they hit waves academically, business wise, prominent positions in the society and still remain happily married/playing the vital role of motherhood/spouse in their respective families..
Below are names of few successful African women as confirmed by Forbes and also referred to as the Pan African ranked and unranked leading women in the continent.
(1)Folorunsho Alakija– Nigeria 🇳🇬
Folorunso Alakija born 15 July 1951 is a Nigerian billionaire and business tycoon. She is involved in the fashion, oil, real estate and printing industries. Mrs Alakija is ranked by Forbes as the richest woman in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $1 billion.She is married to her Husband Modope Alakija, the union is blessed with four boys. Folorunsho Alakija is vice chair of Famfa Oil, a Nigerian oil exploration company with a stake in Agbami Oilfield, a prolific offshore asset.
(2) Dr Glenda Gray – South Africa 🌍
She was born in Boksburg in December 14th 1962, happily married to a renowned artist Jacobus Klopper. Dr Gray is a Research Professor of Paediatrics at the University of the Witwatersrand, and a director at the Perinatal HIV Research Unit. An NRF A-rated scientist, CEO and President of the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC). She’s well known for her research on Hiv/Aids.
(3) Winnie BYANYIMA – Uganda 🇺🇬
Born January 13th 1959, she is a Ugandan aeronautical engineer, politician, and diplomat. She is the executive director of UNAIDS, effective November 2019,happily married to Kizza Besigye since 1999.
(4)Nomusa Dube-Ncube– KZN
Nomusa Dube-Ncube is married to Sibusiso Ncube, she is the hands-on MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in the KZN Legislature since 2009 where she continues to add value to political leadership with her fair and firm style.
(5)THERESA KACHINDAMOTO-Malawi 🇲🇼
She has informal authority over more than 900,000 people as the paramount chief of Inkosi. Theresa is the number one tribal ruler fighting to prevent early child marriage in malawe, she is married with five(5) boys.
(6)Ibukun Awosika – Nigeria 🇳🇬
Born as Biliksu Moturayo Omobolale Adekola in December 24th 1962,married to Abiodun Awosika. The union is blessed with three(3)children. She is the Chairman Board Of Directors First Bank Nigeria and the FOUNDER AND CEO, THE CHAIR CENTRE GROUPManufacturing.
(7)Paula Kerr-Jarrett Wegman– Jamaica 🇯🇲
Paula is a lawyer, politician, Director of Barrett Limited and also a Director on the Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship Board. She also is a humanitarian for the We Care for Cornwall Regional, a non-profit organization which assists the Cornwall Regional Hospital with funding, Ambassador for the Western Campus of the University of the West Indies.Paula Kerr Jarrett Wegman was appointed as by Jamaica president as an Ambassador and Special Envoy for Investment and Philanthropy. She is married to New York business mogul Daniel Wegman.