Forbes Names Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Mo Abudu, Others Among World’s 100 Most Powerful Women Of 2023

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the World Trade Organization (WTO) director-general, has been recognized as one of the 100 most powerful women in the world by Forbes Magazine. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala ranked 87th on the prestigious list and became the first African woman to be Director-General of the World Trade Organization in March 2021. Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is honoured by Forbes Magazine for her incredible accomplishments in shattering stereotypes and writing history as a pioneering leader. Her placement on this esteemed list attests to her significant contribution to influencing international trade laws and promoting economic expansion on a global scale.

Forbes Names Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Mo Abudu, Others Among World’s 100 Most Powerful Women Of 2023, Yours Truly, News, May 29, 2024

According to Forbes,

“the 2023 Power List was determined by four main metrics: money, media, impact, and spheres of influence. For political leaders, we weighed gross domestic products and populations; for corporate chiefs, revenues, valuations, and employee counts were critical. Media mentions and social reach were analysed for all. The result: 100 women who are shaping the policies, products, and political fights that define our world. Those fights include reproductive autonomy for women in America, girls’ access to education in Afghanistan and personal rights in Iran; protection against gender-based violence in conflict zones like Ukraine and Gaza; and actionable climate policy that protects the health and well-being of women in lower-income and agriculture-based economies.”

Pumi Madisa, a businessman from South Africa, came in at number 88, and Samia Hassan, the president of Tanzania, debuted at number 93. At position 98 on the list is Mo Abudu, a Nigerian media entrepreneur, philanthropist, and creator of EbonyLife Media. With its historic partnership, EbonyLife became the first African media firm to negotiate a multi-title film and TV deal with Netflix. This groundbreaking collaboration opened doors for African storytelling on a global platform, showcasing the rich diversity and talent of the continent. Mo Abudu’s visionary leadership has revolutionized the African media landscape and paved the way for future generations of African creatives to thrive.

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