Chief Justice Martha Koome, Governors Anne Waiguru (Kirinyaga) and Charity Ngilu (Kitui) are among the few Kenyan women who have been nominated among the top 100 most influential women in Africa.
The ranking which was done by Avance Media, a PR and Rating firm, presented “a summary of women who have climbed the corporate ladder, started their own businesses, or have been at the forefront of decision making both locally and internationally.”
The list also featured other accomplished leaders such as; Ellen Johnson Sirleaf- Former President of Liberia, Sahle-Work Zedwe- Ethiopian President, Samia Suluhu Hassan- President Republic of Tanzania, Angele Makombo- President, League of Congolese Democrats, Aja Fatouma Tambjang, Former Vice President of Gambia and Amina J Mohamed- United Nations Deputy Secretary General.
The women in the list were singled out for their excellence in leadership and performance, personal accomplishments, commitment to sharing knowledge, breaking the status quo and bring an accomplished African Woman.
The firm indicated that indicated that the nominees will be expected to offer mentorship to selected young women leaders through the firm’s ‘Be A Girl’ mentorship program that seeks to develop the potential of African women and nurture the current and next generation of women leaders.
“Through our Be A Girl Mentorship program, we would offer mentorship opportunities to selected young women from the continent who will be able to connect with our honourees in our quest to produce more successful African women,” reads a statement from the firm.
The list had Africa’s finest brains and the best from Presidents, Diplomats, Board Chairs, CEOs, Scholars, Chancellors, Politicians, and Philanthropists but must be individuals of distinguished personalities in their field of work.
Below is the full list.