Most powerful women in Africa – The African society is one that is fierce when it to the race for the top spots in all fields. For women the challenge becomes doubled, as they have to break extra barriers before they can rise through the ranks and file. This year 2016, some African women have proven beyond a doubt that women in this part of the world can rise beyond the themes which for too has seen them relegated to the background.
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Of all women from Africa, three made it to the Forbes’ list of 100 most powerful women in the world.
According to Forbes this list that gives the smartest and toughest female business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, philanthropists and CEOs making their mark in the world today.
Below are the three most influential and powerful women in the African continent today.
3. President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim
At third place is Mauritius’ President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim who made it narrowly to the list at number 96. Before she was pulled to politics in 2015, the 56 year old President was immersed in her Research center that was compiling a database of the plants on the Island nation and promoting the importance of biodiversity to an international audience. She became the Island’s President after she was selected as a presidential candidate by the major political party. She has used her power to bring her concerns as scientist to a larger audience.