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Thursday, 4 December 2014

Meet The 20 Youngest Power Women In Africa 2014

By Stella WaAfrika


Fatima-Zahra Mansouri


For the past three years, Forbes has released a list of 20 Youngest Power Women In Africa 2014; compiled by Mfonobong Nsehe.  This year is no different as the latest list is out.

Mfonobong Nsehe says, "Every year since 2011 have enlisted readers’ help to identify 20 young, extraordinary and inspiring African women, aged 45 and under, who are making the most dramatic impact in individual African countries in the world of politics, business, technology, policy, diplomacy and media for the annual tally of the 20 Youngest Power Women In Africa. Now in its 4th year, the list celebrates 20 influential female leaders, ground breakers & ceiling crashers who are transforming the continent from their communities."

He further adds that each one these women has one thing in common: they are doers. 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.
The incredible youngest power women in Africa 2014 are: 

Fatima-Zahra Mansouri
Age: 38 
Nationality:  Moroccan
Occupation: Mayor of Marrakech


Ada Osakwe,
Age: 34
Nationality: Nigerian 
Occupation:  Advisor to the Honorable Minister Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nigeria

Amy Jadesimi
Age: 39 
Nationality: Nigerian 
Occupation: Managing Director, LADOL


Naisula Lesuuda
Age: 30 
Nationality: Kenyan
Occupation: Senator

Amira Elmissiry
Age: 31
Nationality: Zimbabwean
Occupation: Special Assistant to the President of the African Development Bank

Rimini Makama 
Age: 34
Nationality Nigerian
Occupation:Director, Africa Practice


Afua Osei and Yasmin Belo-Osagi
Age: Both 27
Nationality: Ghanaian and Nigerian
Occupation: Co-Founders, She Leads Africa


Phumzile Van Damme
Age:31
Nationality: South African
Occupation: Member Of Parliament

Tebogo Mashego
Age:32
Nationality: South African
Occupation: Entrepreneur

Naadiya Moosajee
Age: 30
Nationality:South African
Occupation: Co-founder,Women In Engineering

Irene Koki Mutungi
Age: 39
Nationality:Kenyan
Occupation: Pilot

Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji 
Age: 31
Nationality: Nigerian
Occupation: Social entrepreneur


Yvonne Khamati
Age: 32
Nationality:Kenyan
Occupation: Deputy Head of Mission at Kenya Embassy, Somalia

Kamayirese Germaine
Age: 33
Nationality:
Rwandese
Occupation: State Minister for Energy and Water, Rwanda

Adiat Disu
Age: 27
Nationality:Nigerian,
Occupation: Founder, African Fashion Week

Jamila Abass, Linda Kwamboka, and Susan Oguya,
Nationality: Kenyan
Occupation: Co-founders MFarm

Tabetha Kanengoni Malinga 
Age: 32
Nationality: Zimbabwean
Occupation: Deputy Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

More leading ladies for the African girl child to be inspired by :) #Winning

Forbes.com has more on these awesome ladies' detailed profiles. 

Source: Forbes 
Photo Credit: Forbes
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Stella is the founder of WaAfrikaOnline.  A Pan-African at heart, passionate about Africa, human rights, women empowerment and girl child education. She's also into broadcasting. 
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