The 100 Most Influential Women in Africa 2022

1. Agnes Binagwaho (Prof) || Vice-Chancellor, University of Global Health Equity

 

2. Agnes Matilda Kalibata (Dr) || CEO, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

 

3. Ahunna Eziakonwa || Director, UNDP Africa

 

4. Aisha Yesufu || Activist

 

5. Aja Fatoumata C.M. Jallow-Tambajang (H.E.) || Former Vice-President, Gambia

 

6. Allen Kagina || Executive Director, Uganda National Roads Authority.

 

7. Amina J. Mohammed (H.E.) || Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations

 

8. Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh || Regional Head, IBM North, East and West Africa

 

9. Angèle Makombo || President, League of Congolese Democrats

 

10. Angélique Kidjo || Musician

 

11. Anne Waiguru (H.E.) || Governor, Kirinyaga County

 

12. Athaliah Molokomme || Permanent Representative of Botswana to the U.N.

 

13. Awa Ndiaye-Seck || Resident Representative UN Women, Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

14. Aya Nakamura || Musician

 

15. Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu || CEO, soleRebels

 

16. Bience Gawanas || Executive Consultant, Gawanas Consulting

 

17. Busiswa Gqulu || Musician

 

18. Charity Ngilu (H.E.) || Governor, Kitui County

 

19. Chebet Chikumbu || Africa Director, Global Citizen

 

20. Chileshe Kapwepwe (H.E.) || Secretary General, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa

 

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21. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie || Novelist

 

22. Damilola Ogunbiyi || CEO, Sustainable Energy for All

 

23. Djamila Ferdjani (Dr) || Medical Doctor, MedCom

 

24. Dorothy Ghettuba || Content Manager for Africa, Netflix

 

25. Dorothy Kisaka || Executive Director, Kampala Capital City Authority

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26. Edith Yah Brou || Blogger

 

27. Elizabeth M. Mrema || Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity

 

28. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (H.E.) || Chair, EJS Centre

 

29. Emma Theofelus || Deputy Minister, Namibia

 

30. Eve Bazaiba || Deputy Prime Minister, DRC

 

31. Fatima Kyari Mohammed (H.E.) || Permanent Representative, African Union Mission to the U.N.

 

32. Fatoumata Ba || Founder, Janngo Africa

 

33. Faustina Fynn-Nyame || Executive Director for Africa, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

 

34. Filsan Abdullahi || Minister of Gender, Children and Youth, Ethiopia

 

35. Frehiwot Tamru || CEO, Ethio Telecom

 

36. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka (Dr) || CEO, Conservation Through Public Health

 

37. Graça Machel || Founder, Graca Machel Trust

 

38. Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim || Coordinator, Association of Peul Women and Autochthonous Peoples of Chad

 

39. Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu || CEO, Tony Elumelu Foundation

 

40. Irene Asare || Global H.R. Director, CarvinClay People Development

 

41. Jacqueline Fatima Bocoum || Journalist

 

42. Jacqueline Moudeïna || Lawyer

 

43. Jeannette Kagame (H.E.) || First Lady, Rwanda

 

44. Jessica Rose Epel Alupo (H.E) || Vice President, Uganda

 

45. Julienne Lusenge || President, Female Solidarity for Integrated Peace and Development

 

46. Julitta Onabanjo (Dr) || Regional Director, UNFPA East and Southern Africa

 

47. Kaba Nialé || Minister of Planning and Development, Ivory Coast

 

48. Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo (Dr.) || Journalist

 

49. Laureen Kouassi-Olsson || Founder & CEO, Birimian Holding

 

50. Letty Chiwara || Representative to Ethiopia, A.U. & ECA, U.N. Women

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51. Louise Mushikiwabo || Secretary General, Organisation internationale de la Francophonie

 

52. Mamokgethi Phakeng (Prof.) || Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town

 

53. Mariam Chabi Talata (H.E.) || Vice President, Benin

 

54. Martha Ama A. Pobee (H.E.) || Assist. Secretary-General for Africa, UN

 

55. Martha K Koome (Lady Justice) || Chief Justice, Kenya

 

56. Mary-Jane Morifi || Chief Corporate Affairs & Sustainability Officer, Tiger Brands

 

57. Matshidiso Moeti (Dr) || Regional Director for Africa,

 

58. Mercy Johnson || Actress

 

59. Mitwa Kaemba Ng’ambi || CEO, MTN Rwanda

 

60. Monde Muyangwa (Dr.) || Director of the Africa Program, Woodrow Wilson Center

 

61. Monique Nsanzabaganwa (H.E.) || Deputy Chairperson, African Union Commission

 

62. Musonda Xoliswa Mumba (Dr) || Chief of the Terrestrial Ecosystems, UNEP

 

63. Mwele Malecela || Director of Neglected Tropical Diseases, WHO

 

64. Nabou Fall || CEO, Vizeo

 

65. Nadeen Ashraf || Activist

 

66. Nafissatou Jocelyne Diop || Chief of Gender and Human Rights, United Nations Population Fund

 

67. Nancy Matimu || Managing Director, MultiChoice Kenya

 

68. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala || Director-General, World Trade Organization

 

69. Nnenna Nwakanma || Chief Web Advocate, WWW Foundation

 

70. Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda || Chairperson, ActionAid International

 

71. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde || Actress

 

72. Oulimata Sarr || Regional Director West and Central Africa, UN

 

73. Owen Omogiafo || CEO, Transcorp Group

 

74. Patricia Obo-Nai || CEO, Vodafone Ghana

 

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75. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka || Executive Director, U.N. Women

 

76. Rasha Kelej (Dr) || CEO, Merck Foundation

 

77. Renée Ngamau || Chairperson, Amnesty International Kenya

 

78. Roberta Annan || Founder, Africa Fashion Foundation

 

79. Rose Mwebaza || Director, U.N. Climate Technology Centre and Network

 

80. Rosebell Kagumire || Editor, African Feminism

 

81. Roselyn Akombe (Dr) || Governance and Peacebuilding Regional Coordinator, UNDP Africa

 

82. Sahle-Work Zewde (H.E.) || President, Ethiopia

 

83. Samia Suluhu Hassan (H.E) || President, Tanzania

 

84. Sheila Ochugboju (Dr) || Head, Strategic Communications, Africa CDC

 

85. Sola David-Borha || Group CEO, Standard Bank Africa

 

86. Stella Nyanzi (Dr.) || Convenor, Women’s Protest Uganda

 

87. Stigmata Tenga (Dr.) || Executive Director, Africa Philanthropy Network

 

88. Tiguidanke Camara || CEO, Tigui Mining Group

 

89. Titi Akinsanmi || Policy and Government Relations Lead, Google

 

90. Tsitsi Dangarembga || Author

 

91. Ubah Ali || Activist

 

92. Uche Ofodile || CEO, MTN Benin

 

93. Victoire Tomegah Dogbé || Prime Minister, Togo

 

94. Wanjira Mathai || Regional Director for Africa, World Resources Institute

 

95. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg (Dr) || Director, African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD)

 

96. Waris Dirie || CEO, Desert Flower Foundation

 

97. Winnie Byanyima || Executive Director,

 

98. Yemisi Akinbobola (Dr) || Co-Founder, African Women in Media

 

99. Yolanda Cuba || Chief Digital and Fintech Officer, MTN Group

 

100. Zainab Hawa Bangura || Director-General, United Nations Office at Nairobi