Africa’s four most powerful women

Four Africans feature in this year’s ranking of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, compiled by American business magazine Forbes.[hidepost=9][/hidepost]

Forbes’ list comprises influential women involved in the worlds of business, politics, entertainment and non-profits. German Chancellor Angela Merkel made the top of the list in this year’s ranking.

The four Africans in the top 100 are:

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Overall ranking: 62

Title: President
Country of residence: Liberia
Age: 72
Marital status: Divorced
Children: 4


Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Overall ranking: 87

Title: Finance Minister
Country of residence: Nigeria
Age: 57
Marital status: Married
Children: 4


Maria Ramos

Overall ranking: 93

Title: Group CEO, Absa Group
Country of residence: South Africa
Age: 52
Marital status: Married


Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita

Overall ranking: 97

Title: CEO, ArcelorMittal South Africa
Country of residence: South Africa
Age: 52
Marital status: Married
Children: 2