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December 7, 2023
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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala named among Forbes’ 100 most powerful women

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), has secured a spot on Forbes’ prestigious 100 Most Powerful Women list. In the 20th annual ranking released on Tuesday, the Nigerian economist claimed the 87th position, standing alongside other influential women making a global impact.

South African businesswoman Mpumi Madisa secured the 88th spot, while Tanzanian President Samia Hassan made her debut on the list at the 93rd position. Renowned Nigerian media mogul and philanthropist Mo Abudu also featured, holding the 98th position.

Forbes explained that the list was compiled based on factors such as money, media presence, impact, and spheres of influence, acknowledging women who wield significant power in various fields.

Expressing her gratitude on social media, Okonjo-Iweala shared, “Feel truly honoured to be named one more time as one of the Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women in the World. This will be the 7th time, starting in 2011. Congratulations to all the women on this list, working hard to make a difference, and to others working hard to change the world even if they are not on the list.”

She extended special congratulations to Mo Abudu, emphasizing the significance of having two Nigerian women featured on the prestigious list.

As the seventh director-general of the WTO, Okonjo-Iweala has been in office since March 1, 2021. Notably, she is the first woman and the first African to hold this position. Her term is set to conclude on August 31, 2025. OgunWatch News celebrates the recognition of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and other accomplished women making strides on the global stage.

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