Powerful African Women


Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
President of Liberia. She is referred to as ‘Iron Lady’ or simply ‘Ma’.
Joyce Banda
Malawi’s first female president and Africa’s second female president.

Joice Mujuru
Vice President of Zimbabwe (2004-Present). First lady to hold this post.
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Deputy President South Africa (2005 to 2008). First woman to hold that position.

Luisa Diogo
Prime Minister, Mozambique (Feb. 2004 to Jan 2010)
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Ex-Finance Minister and Foreign Minister of Nigeria. Managing Director World Bank.
Monhla Hlahla
Chairwoman of Airports Company of South Africa, South Africa. Businesswoman
Wendy Luhabe
Chairwoman, Industrial Development Corporation, South Africa. Business woman.
Dr. Hynd Bouhia (Morocco)
Director General, Casablanca Stock Exchange Morocco. One of Forbes most powerful in ’08.