Martha Koome, Waiguru, Ngilu ranked among top 100 most influential women in Africa

Martha Koome, Waiguru, Ngilu ranked among top 100 most influential women in Africa

Chief Justice Martha Koome, Governors Anne Waiguru (Kirinyaga) and Charity Ngilu (Kitui) have been nominated among the top 100 most influential women in Africa. The ranking done by Avance Media, a PR and Rating firm, “presents a summary of women who have climbed the corporate ladder, started their own businesses, or have been at the forefront of decision making both locally and internationally.” Other accomplished leaders on the list include; Ellen Johnson Sirleaf- Former President of Liberia, Sahle-Work Zedwe- Ethiopian President, Samia Suluhu Hassan- President Republic of Tanzania, Angele Makombo- President, League of Congolese Democrats, Aja Fatouma Tambjang, Former Vice President of Gambia and Amina J Mohamed- United Nations Deputy Secretary General. The selection criteria included excellence in leadership and performance, personal accomplishments, commitment to sharing knowledge, breaking the status quo and bring an accomplished African Woman. Avance Media has indicated that the nominees will be expected to offer mentorship to selected young women leaders through the firm’s ‘Be A Girl’ mentorship program. “Through our Be A Girl Mentorship program, we would offer mentorship opportunities to selected young women from the continent who will be able to connect with our honourees in our quest to produce more successful African women,” says the firm. Notable personalities to be featured on the ranking include but are not limited to: Presidents, Diplomats, Board Chairs, CEOs, Scholars, Chancellors, Politicians, and Philanthropists but must be individuals of distinguished personalities in their field of work. Here is the full list:

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