This is the second batch: list of ‘100 Women Creating A Better Africa’ (Batch 2)
|S/N||Name||Nationality||Sector||Primary SDG Her Work Addresses||How is She Making a Difference in Her Community or Sector?|
|26||Dambisa Moyo||Zambian||Economic Development||GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities||Dambisa is Zambian-born economist and New York Times international best-selling author. Her most recent book is Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working. She is one of Africa's most vocal advocates for the abolition of foreign aid.|
|27||Danielle Kayembe||American||Technology||GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality||Danielle is a female futurist and serial entrepreneur dedicated to empowering women through her global work in business, social impact, writing and public speaking. She was a founding partner in initiatives to bring investors like TechStars, 500 Startups and Wingpact, from Silicon Valley to tour growing tech hubs in Africa.|
|28||Divine Ndhlukula||Zimbabwe||Entrepreneurship||GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions||Divine Ndhlukula tackled a male-dominated industry head on, inspiring countless women on the continent to pursue their dreams despite the odds.|
Divine is the founder and Managing Director of SECURICO, a security company she started in the late 90s in her cottage with four employees and very little capital. Today, SECURICO is one of the largest security firms in Zimbabwe, with more than 3,500 employees. Divine is ready for regional dominance, with plans to expand into other countries on the continent, starting with Mozambique and Zambia.
|29||Olatokunbo Oseni||Nigerian||Civil Society/ Health||GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being||One of the earliest conveners of programs for the screening and prevention of cervical cancer in Lagos. She spent a lot of time going to remote areas of Lagos providing screening services to women and has worked with various organisations such as Nestle, Cadbrury and Nigerian Ports Authority to provide same services. She joined the Young Women Christian Association where she launched their young women leadership and medical advocacy campaign and has been providing leadership training for numerous young women in Lagos and also providing market outreaches to curb common diseases caused by lifestyle choices and cancers.|
|30||Yetunde Ayo-Oyalowo||Nigerian||Health||GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being||She is vigorously engaged in health care especially to the grassroots and low income earners. She is called market doctor in attestation to her works in ensuring good health care for women in market places in Lagos, Nigeria. Also, she facilitates awareness and subsidised access to cervical screening for women. Part of her work is also aimed at raising platforms for women and girls empowerment for poverty reduction for good health and living.|
|31||Elizabeth Talatu Williams||Nigerian||Public Health||GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being||Elizabeth Talatu Williams has worked in the public health field for the last 6 years - with expertise in managing teams, monitoring and evaluation of programs, report writing, and research. Her expertise has seen her manage projects mainly focused on reproductive health, FGM/C, family planning, HIV/AIDs, and gender-based violence.|
|32||Foluke Michael||Nigerian||Civil Society||GOAL 4: Quality Education||Through Solution17 social enterprise, she has established a world class Innovation Hub for entrepreneurship development. A center that will facilitate and accelerate sustainable solutions to the world's biggest challenges, the hub is prepared to train entrepreneurs under the Train The Trainer Entrepreneurship Network Marketing (ENM) Module towards meeting the Agenda 2030 goal.|
|33||Francesca Rosset||Italian||Fashion||GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth||Through the Kinabuti Fashion Initiative, Francesca empowers young Africans to achieve their dreams.|
|34||Funke Felix - Adejumo||Nigerian||Civil Society||GOAL 1: No Poverty||Rev. Mrs Funke Felix-Adejumo, the wife of Dr Felix Remi Adejumo the presiding Bishop of Agape Christian Ministry, has been empowering widowed women for the past 10 year by giving themwith essential toolsfor sustenance.|
She also co-manages GRACE ORPHANAGE in Akure, which has to it's credit several orphans are now graduates, grown ups and responsible adults in the society.
She's also d president of the Winning Edge Women, an initiative that gathers women in order to rub minds together for the purpose of the wellbeing of the Nation.
|35||Genevieve Makata||Nigerian||Agriculture||GOAL 2: Zero Hunger||Genevieve is a co-founder at Agrorite, a platform that helps small holder farmers achieve maximum crop yield and revenue by offering high impact credit, advisory and better farming inputs.|
|36||Glowreeyah Braimah||Nigerian||Creative||GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goals||Glowreeyah Braimah is a versatile and globally-acclaimed Personality.|
As a hearty Humanitarian and a young-at-heart futuristic Pace-setter, she recently founded ZIDATA- a music, creative and social impact hub to mentor children and young creatives. Her goal is to chart a new path for children, by children and with children. ZIDATA recently partnered with The John Maxwell Global Youth Initiative on a Creative and Leadership Master-class for Young People.
|37||Graça Machel||Mozambican||Humanitarian||GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality||Graça Machel DBE HonFBA is a Mozambican politician and humanitarian. Machel is an international advocate for women's and children's rights and was made an honorary British Dame by Queen Elizabeth II in 1997 for her humanitarian work.|
Graça Machel Mandela is a member of the Africa Progress Panel (APP), a group of ten distinguished individuals who advocate at the highest levels for equitable and sustainable development in Africa.
|38||Tricia Famoriyo||Nigerian||Entrepreneurship||GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goals||Tricia Famoriyo is the founder of She Thrives Africa, a platform through which she coaches and mentors women to fulfil their potential and spurs them to productivity by opening their eyes to opportunities they can leverage to become financially empowered.|
As a job creator, she leads Soteria Specialties, a company which has excelled in the manufacture, importation procurement and branding of promotional and corporate gift items, and its subsidiary, Soteria Clothings And Accessories which caters for the clothing needs of high profile executives.
She is also Executive Director of Famorpat Nigeria Limited, a leading firm in Nigeria with great track record in Retail Pharmacy, Consultancy and Medical supplies.
|39||Hauwa Ojeifo||Nigerian||Health||GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being||Hauwa is the founder of She Writes Woman, an award-winning movement of love, hope and support that gives mental health a voice in Nigeria. In July 2016, this movement initiated the first mental health crisis helpline in Nigeria and the only women-only mental health support group in October 2016 which now has presence in 4 states.|
|40||Ibukun Awosika||Nigerian||Business||GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth||Ibukun Awosika is a multiple award-winning entrepreneur and the First Nigerian recipient of the prestigious International Women Entrepreneurial Challenge Award (IWEC) as a nominee of the US Department of State in 2008.|
|41||Isis Nyongo||Kenyan||Technology||GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure||Isis Nyong’o Madison is a Kenyan American media and technology entrepreneur who is a principal at strategic advisory firm Asphalt & Ink. Previously with InMobi, Google and MTV in Africa, she is a Senior Advisor at Albright Stonebridge Group. She is also the founder of Mum's Village, an online platform transforming the mother and baby experience in Kenya.|
|42||Jennifer Uchendu||Nigerian||Social Sector||Jennifer Uchendu is a Nigerian ecofeminist and sustainable development advocate. She is the founder of an online platform making sustainability actionable and interesting for young Nigerians through a social enterprise called SustyVibes.|
|43||Jihan Abass||Kenyan||Technology||GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities||She is the founder and CEO of Griffin Insurance, the first Smart car insurance in East Africa. The Griffin Motor App is redefining car insurance in Africa and offers a seamless experience that's simpler, cheaper and more efficient through innovation.|
|44||Jonitha Gugu Msibi||South African||Social Sector||GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth||Msibi is one of South Africa's pioneering women working across business and government with a focus on global financial services. She has also been adviser to many senior government leaders at a ministerial level. As a Fellow of the Aspen Institute's African Leadership Initiative, Msibi has been identified as a leader within Africa who is a role model as well as pioneer across disciplines.|
|45||Julie Gichuru||Kenyan||Media||GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure||One of Kenya's most popular veteran journalists, with 11 years experience in broadcast, print and online media. She is currently an executive of Citizen TV, Kenya, and is a recipient of the Martin Luther King Salute to Greatness Award.|
|46||Ndidi Nwuneli||Nigerian||Entrepreneurship||GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth||Ndidi founded LEAP Africa - a leading nonprofit that provides social entrepreneurs, youth and small scale business owners with leadership training and executive coaching services. She is also a co-founder of AACE Foods, a Nigerian food processor. Ndidi is a leading authority on social entrepreneurship and in 2004 was bestowed with the national honor, Member of the Federal Republic (MFR) by the Nigerian President at the time, Olusegun Obasanjo.|
|47||Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan||Nigerian||Banking||GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goals||Bolanle is spearheading the drive to positively move the needle for Nigeria, towards achievement of the sustainable development goals. She realises that for us to go far in achieving this ambitious goals by 2030, her organisation cannot do it alone. As the head of sustainability for Access Bank, she has forged significant partnerships with credible, impactful organisations across multiple sectors, and is working with them to achieve good health and wellness. Her efforts include the initiation and development of the Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principles, and working with international colleagues from 29 global banks to develop the Global Principles for Responsible Banking.|
|48||Manal Rostom||Egyptian||Sports||GOAL 5: Gender Equality||She gained attention after becoming the first veiled Egyptian-Arab woman to be the face of Nike. An avid marathoner and mountaineer, she aims to be the first Egyptian woman to climb Mount Everest. She is the founder of the Facebook group Surviving Hijab, a prominent community of women who have made the decision to wear the veil. By the age of 30 suddenly her life has widely changed to be one of the world's change makers.|
|49||Jumoke Adeyemi||Nigerian||Civil Society||GOAL 2: Zero Hunger||Jumoke is a dynamic leader with over 20 years of experience in various roles; from pastoring to counselling, organisation management, event management, administration, project management, customer service consulting, public speaking, writing and luxury business ownership.|
She initiated a program tagged Shop for Free for the purpose of feeding the poor
|50||Omowunmi Ajila||Nigerian||Civil Society||GOAL 4: Quality Education||She is the founder of the Call To Love Initiative, an NGO focused on less priviledge children by given them access to opportunities that they ordinarily cannot afford in the area of education and experiential outings. She has been on this initiative for almost 10 years and it keeps getting better every year, They train these children on how to read, public speaking, vocational skills like sewing, computer coding, painting, financial literacy etc. They also provide scholarship support. She dedicates a large portion of her annual leave to organize a summer camp for these children, train and feed them. I can go on and on.|