BY Ben Ebuka, 6:00pm March 28, 2023,

5 African women millionaires who are making economic impacts on the continent

Photo credit: Cebile Ntuli/ City Press

Women in Africa are oftentimes wrongly perceived to be incapable of attaining the level of success and achievements of men in different aspects of life. In the political and government cycle, the likes of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – former Liberian President, and Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-iweala – former World Bank executive and current Director-General of the World Trade Organization, stand out as true representations of the power, wisdom, managerial, and leadership capabilities of the African Woman.

In the corporate and entrepreneurial cycles, women like Folorunsho Alakija of Nigeria and Patricia Poku-Diaby of Ghana stand tall as CEOs with loads of accolades for their business success. African women are now rising and doing great exploits. A few women (Isabel Dos Santos and Folorunsho Alakija) have conquered the world’s billionaires list, which was dominated by men in the past. Celebrating these achievements, we look at some African women multi-millionaires who are creating wealth and making economic impacts in Africa and beyond the continent.

Last Edited by:Annie-Flora Mills Updated: March 28, 2023


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