The 20 most powerful young women in Africa

After issuing a call for nominations for its “20 Youngest Power Women In Africa 2014” and receiving hundreds of submissions, Forbes has just released the official list, showcasing women from all corners of the continent with just three being from South Africa.

The Forbes 20 Youngest Power Women In Africa has being shining the spotlight on inspiring and influential young women under the age of 45 in politics, business, technology, policy, diplomacy and media for the past four years.

“I received more than 700 nominations – many familiar names, others not so familiar. But each one of them has one thing in common: they are doers,” writes Mfonobong Nsehe, who is behind the project.

“They are resolute in their resolve to change, to build, inspire and transform. And they are out there making it happen. They are change makers, trendsetters, visionaries and thinkers, builders, and young global leaders. They are at the vanguard of Africa’s imminent socio-economic revolution and its contemporary renaissance.”

Co-founder and CEO of Diep K Steel & Aluminum Tebogo Mashego, member of parliament Phumzile Van Damme, and co-founder of Women In Engineering, Naadiya Moosajee, represent South Africa and their respective industries on the list.

You can see the full list on Forbes.

[Source – Forbes, Image – Phumzile Van Damme via LinkedIn]


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