#CelebratingWomenWhoDARE! A huge thank you to African Women Power [AWP Network], for celebrating and recognizing forty (40) phenomenal African women with powerful, inspiring, and influential voices. Kudos to all the phenomenal women who were honoured.
And a special salute to honour the resilience, beauty, enterprise, strength and courage of millions of African women across the continent and globe. We celebrate the unsung, and those in under-served and rural communities, who do so much, with so little, to make our society more just, equitable, safe and prosperous for all. And they do it all, with grace and grit, in the face of near impossible odds and barriers. #CelebratingWomenWhoDARE!
Congratulations to one of ours, -Whole WoMan Network’s co-founder, Juliet ‘Kego Ume-Onyido, for making the list.
To see the rest of the women honoured, click the link below:
[Culled from African Women Power; on January 3, 2018]
“Be the Change. Be Inspired. Be You.
Recognizing (40) African women with powerful, inspiring, and influential voices.
Introducing Africa’s leading women!
At the AWP Network, we aim to encourage more African women with powerful voices who will continue to create programs and policies that support the development and growth of African women and girls.
- Sahle-Work Zewde (Ethiopia): is Ethiopia’s first female president and currently the only female head of state in Africa. Zewde will serve as president of the federal republic of Ethiopia for the next six years. She was the first woman appointed to head the United Nations Office to the African Union. She has also served in ambassadorial roles for Ethiopia to Senegal, Djibouti, France, the United Nations and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
- Arikana Chihombori-Quao (Zimbabwe): is a physician, speaker and the African Union Ambassador to the United States. Chihombori-Quao plays an active role in reinforcing African Union strategic partnerships with the United States, which is grounded on shared values and mutual interests.
- Okwui Okpokwasili (Nigeria): is winner of the 2018 MacArthur Foundation Genius Award. An artist, performer, choreographer, and writer, Okpokwasili’s multidisciplinary performance pieces draw viewers into the interior lives of women of color, particularly those of African and African-American women, whose stories have long been overlooked and rendered invisible….”
See the rest of the list below: