This is the fourth batch: list of ‘100 Women Creating A Better Africa’ (Batch 4)
|S/N||Name||Nationality||Sector||Primary SDG Her Work Addresses||How is She Making a Difference in Her Community or Sector?|
|76||Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien||Nigerian||Social Sector||GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure||She is the Group Chief Sustainability Officer at Dangote Industry. She is also the Founder and President of the Growing Businesses Foundation, Nigeria's largest Bottom of the Pyramid platform which has been managing CSR Projects for multinational corporations. Her status as a social entrepreneur has been recognized by the Bertelsmann AG to whom she is affiliated as a Reinhard Mohn Fellow.she founded the Growing Businesses Foundation as a platform to support enterprise development at the Bottom of the Pyramid in Nigeria.|
|77||Rose Keffas||Nigerian||Public Sector||GOAL 1: No Poverty||Rose works in the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs. Her career in sustainable human development involves working with marginalised populations to build capacity and resilience at the local, community, national and regional levels in order to empower people and address the root causes of poverty including inequality and social exclusion.|
|78||Phuti Malabie||South African||Corporate Executive||GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth||In 2008, the Wall Street Journal named Phuti as one of 50 women in the world to watch. In 2007, she was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Global Young Leader. Malabie currently serves as CEO of the Shanduka Group; one of South Africa's largest African black owned and managed investment holding companies.|
|79||Oyetola Oduyemi||Nigerian||Public health||GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being||Oyetola Oduyemi is the Africa Regional Adviser (Public Affairs) at The END Fund, a private philanthropic organisation whose big goal is to see an end to the five most common neglected tropical diseases (NTD’s) that, together, cause up to 90% of the NTD burden in sub-Saharan Africa. She has been at the forefront of driving development of Nigeria via different corporate responsibility roles, for over a decade.|
|80||Lisa Kropman||South African||Entrepreneur||GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure||Lisa Kropman is founder of The Business Place, a group of business centers that support up-and-coming African entrepreneurs in Southern Africa.|
|81||Tinuade Awe||Nigerian||Business||GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions||Ms. Tinuade Awe is the Executive Director, Regulation at The Nigerian Stock Exchange. She's the highest ranking female executive at the Nigerian bourse, which services the largest economy in Africa and is championing the development of Africa’s financial markets. She's a high performing, senior level attorney with broad experience in legal, regulatory and compliance matters.|
|82||Louise Mushikiwabo||Rwandan||Politics (Activist)||GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions||Louise Mushikiwabo is the fourth and current Secretary General of Organisation internationale de la Francophonie. She previously served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Rwanda from 2009 to 2018.She is recognised as a powerful advocate of rights for the empowerment of women, gender equality, reconciliation, and the furthering of the cause for women from developing nations worldwide.|
|83||Olutope Olatilewa E.||Nigerian||Education||GOAL 4: Quality Education||Olutope(Topsie) is the Founder & Global Change Leader of African ChangeMakers. The organisation has trained over 1,000 youth and women in African ChangeMakers Fellowship program across 54 African countries within one year of establishment as ACFellows. It has also mentored over 5,000 youth, women and girls across 54 Africa countries with African ChangeMakers Mentorship program with the help of collaboration.|
Topsie is also the Editor for African ChangeMakers Quarterly Magazine reaching over 100,000 subscribers.
|84||Magatte Wade||Senegalese||Entrepreneurship||GOAL 2: Zero Hunger||The Senegalese entrepreneur founded Adina World Beat Beverages, a manufacturer of tea, coffee and juice beverages. The company is based in California, and boasted revenues of close to $2.5 million in 2010. Wade is a TED Global Africa Fellow.|
|85||URENNA ONYEWUCHI, PhD||Nigerian||Technology||GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy||Urenna has been consistent in promoting development and organizational capability through asset/infrastructure management. She has leveraged technological advancements to establish, maintain and optimize electrical systems in the US, Africa and the world. She has glowingly empowered youth/women to pursue STEM careers. She has successfully organized annual conferences in different parts of Africa to improve standard of living and electricity access in Africa through sponsorship, internationally-acclaimed technical sessions, and networking opportunities between investors and investees.|
|86||Ngozi Okonjo Iweala||Nigerian||Economic Development||GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions||Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a global finance expert, is an economist and international development professional with over 30 years of experience working in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America. Currently, Dr Okonjo-Iweala is Chair of the Board of Gavi, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation. Since its creation in 2000, she has immunized 680 million children globally and saved ten million lives. She is also a Senior Adviser at Lazard and sits on the Boards of Standard Chartered PLC and Twitter Inc.|
|87||Abimbola Emmanuella Fashola||Nigerian||Civil Society||GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality||Dame Abimbola Emmanuella Fashola is the founder of LEARN (Leadership Empowerment and Resource Network) a Non- Governmental Organization established to groom the youth to be self-confident and socially responsible.|
Her NGO helps the youth, while still in college, to develop a passion and obtain the necessary skills for vocational and entrepreneurial training. She also runs a Parenting Seminar on sustaining family values and morals in children for a better society.
She runs a food bank with ELLA Cares which give out food to the less privileged.
She serves as member on the board of various charities. To mention a few: Sarah Adebisi Sosan Foundation (SAS), Go-Forte, an Environmental Foundation and Federal Nigeria Society for the Blind. She is currently the President of the Nigerian Girl Guides Association.
|88||Professor Sheila Tlou||Motswana||Education||GOAL 4: Quality Education||Professor sheila Tlou is a distinguished advocate for human resources for health issues.Former minister of health of Botswana through 2000-2004,Prpfessor Tlou is widely recognised as a visionary leader and champion, particularly through her initiatives on HIV and AIDS, gender and women's health.|
|89||Yolanda Cuba||South African||Business||GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being||When Yolanda Cuba was only 29, she was appointed CEO of Mvelaphanda Group, a conglomerate listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. She stepped down last year, but still remains one of South Africa's most respected and sought-after business leaders. She serves on the boards of South African blue-chips like ABSA, Steinhoff and Life Healthcare.|
|90||Angela Dwamena-Aboagye||Ghanaian||Civil Society||GOAL 5: Gender Equality||Angela Dwamena-Aboagye is a Ghanaian lawyer, gender activist, and the Executive Director of The Ark Foundation Ghana. The Ark Foundation is an NGO that seeks to address women’s human rights in Ghana.|
|91||Chioma Ukonu||Nigerian||Waste Management||GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities||Chioma Angela Ukonu is the Co-Founder/Chief Operating Officer at RecyclePoints one of Nigeria’s foremost waste recycling and social benefit ventures that motivates post-consumers to recycle by creating value from their everyday waste.|
|92||Elsie Kanza||Tanzania||Economic Development||GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth||Kanza is the Director, Head of Africa at the World Economic Forum, the Geneva, Switzerland-based organization whose mission is to engage political, business and social leaders to shape global agendas and effect local change.|
|93||Chao Mbogo||Kenyan||Education||GOAL 4: Quality Education||Dr. Chao Mbogo is a Kenyan educator, innovator, mentor and leader whose contributions to education, mentorship, and research have gained her multiple local and international recognitions and awards.|
She is the founder of KamiLim, an award-winning mentorship program for Tech university sudents in Kenya.
|94||Nathalie Gambah Kpante||Togolese||Agriculture||GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality||Nathalie Gambah Kpante is the founder of Chocotogo, the first cocoa bean processing company in Togo. The need to break over a hundred years of 100 percent cocoa exportation and extend the value chain led Kpante to set up her company that is more of a social enterprise in southwestern Togo. The company has improved the livelihood of local households by employing the women, and providing better remuneration for planters owing to the reduction of the cost of transportation as a result of the proximity of the manufacturing unit.|
|95||Tricia Ikponmwuonba||Nigerian||Entrepreneurship||GOAL 4: Quality Education||Tricia Ikponnmwuonba has trained 8,000+ entrepreneurs across Nigeria, Rwanda, Ghana, Kenya to mention a few. She offers consultancy services to businesses in Africa through solutions such as Structure, Strategy and Man power development (trainings).|
|96||Sibongile Sambo||South African||Aviation||GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth||When Sibongile Sambo applied for a flight attendant job with South African Airways, she was rejected as she did not meet the minimum height requirements. Instead of giving up her dream of flying, she started her own aviation business. Today, she is the Founder and Managing Director of SRS Aviation, the first black female-owned aviation company in South Africa.|
SRS Aviation offers professional and personalised flight options to destinations around the world, with charter services in a variety of categories, including VIP charter, tourist charter, and cargo charter. The company also provides game count and capture, and medical evacuation services.
|97||Shamima Patel Teeluck||Mauratian||Health||GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being||President of the NGO Breast Cancer Care (BCC), Shamima was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in March 2010.|
Breast Cancer Care focuses on informing and sensitizing the public about Breast Cancer. It encourages women to go for early detection through sensitization campaigns which are held on a regular basis in different parts of the country. Founded at Vacoas, the association also offers free medical check ups and psychological help to those in need. Additionally, Breast Cancer Care offers free Prosthesis to the poor.
|98||Kemi Ajumobi||Nigerian||Media||GOAL 5: Gender Equality||Kemi Ajumobi is a graduate of Philosophy. In 2007, she joined Business Day newspaper as a Senior Features Writer and Correspondent; a position that she held while managing her weekly feature Inspiring Woman (now Leading Woman) in the same newspaper. She was the first journalist to feature women of various disciplines, ideological leanings and strong academic excellence.|
|99||Bupe Chipili Mulapesi||Zambian||Agriculture||GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality||Bupe is a passionate entrepreneur who is into stawberry farming and processing in the African markets where the imported fruits come at a high price. Her aim is to satisfy both the local and international markets with the best quality of strawberry fruit in terms of taste and a long shelf life even as she supports small scale farmers and women in particular in the process.|
|100||Chita Mumba Zulu||Zambian||Fashion||GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth||Chita Mumba Zulu, is a Zambia entrepreneur creating beautiful, affordable engagement and wedding rings for Zambian couples. She founded Eternal Jewellery Zambia after noticing a gap in the wedding and engagement ring marke in the country. Today, the business supplys quality, affordable and beautiful jewellery for couples planning their wedding celebrations.|