Women Impacting Africa has released its 2023 edition of Top 100 Women Impacting Africa Magazine. This list is an unranked compilation of leading African women, drawn from different niches yet impacting their communities, countries, and the continent. 

Culled from various spheres of human influence including finance, politics, diplomacy, education, technology, philanthropy, media, law, academia, and leadership, these women are challenging the status quo and blazing a trail for others to follow.

Women Impacting Nigeria is committed to showcasing and telling the stories of women who are reshaping history, bridging inequality gaps and pioneering new innovations, while lifting others with them.

This is also important because these stories inspire young women and girls to achieve their innate potential.

For us at Women Impacting Nigeria, a chance to lift women up is a possibility for SDG 5 – gender equality.

Below is the complete list of Avance WIN’s 2023 Top 100 Women Impacting Africa, in alphabetical order.

  1. Abiola Adekoya- Lead Wealth Advisor at Artios Capital Limited.
  2. Ada Nduka Oyom- Founder of She Code Africa.
  3. Adelaide Retselisitsoe Matlanyane- Director at Large on the AERC Board.
  4. Adeolu Adewumi-Zer- Managing Director and CEO, Allianz Nigeria Insurance Ltd (Allianz Nigeria).
  5. Adesuwa Okunbo Rhodes- Founder and Managing Partner, Aruwa Capital Management.
  6. Adja Samb- CEO of Jubilee Allianz General Insurance Limited, Kenya
  7. Adora Nwodo- Software Engineer at Microsoft.
  8. Alero Balogun- Head, Corporate Communications and CSR at Oando PLC.
  9. Alice Banze- Executive Director of Gender and Sustainable Development Association.
  10. Amira Cheniour- Co-founder, Seabex.
  11. Anne-Marie Dias Borges- TV Anchor and Producer for BBC Business in London.
  12. Azukaego Chukwuelue- Supply Chain Director in Kimberly Clark Nigeria.
  13. Berita Khumalo – Singer, Songwriter, Music producer and Owner of the independent record label Assali Music.
  14. Betelhem Dessie, Founder and CEO of iCog- Anyone Can Code (ACC).
  15. Bintou Mariam Traoré- Radical Feminist and Communications Professional.
  16. Brenda Okorogba- Founder of Momentswithbren Consulting.
  17. Bukola Kogbe- Regional HR Director, Africa, Barry Callebaut Group.
  18. Catherine Chinedum Aniagolu-Okoye- Regional Director of Ford Foundation for West Africa.
  19. Catherine Nakalembe- Program Director for NASA Harvest Africa.
  20. Cathye Moukoko- Founder and CEO of The Shapers Investors.
  21. Chinny Okoye- Founder of The Women International (TWI).
  22. Damilola Odufuwa- Head PR & Comms of Binance. 
  23. Dianne Dusaidi- Board Chairperson of AB Bank Plc, Rwanda.
  24. Dorsaf Ganoiati- Referee.
  25. Dr Amy Jadesimi- Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base (LADOL).
  26. Dr Anita Kemi Dasilva- Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF). 
  27. Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala- Director-General of the World Trade Organization.
  28. Dr Olayemi Dawodu- MD/ CEO of Clina-Lancet Laboratories.
  29. Dupe Olusola- Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Transcorp Hotels PLC.
  30. Ebele Ezeamakam- Ebele the flutist.
  31. Farida Charity- Speaker of the Yumbe District Council.
  32. Fawzia Yusuf H. Adam- Chairperson of the National Democratic Party and Chair of HIIGSI.
  33. Funke Medun- CEO of Leapworld Limited.
  34. Grace Muliisa- Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ecobank, Uganda Limited.
  35. Hadjira Oumouri- Member of Parliament in Comoros.
  36. Héla Cheikhrouhou- Regional Vice President, IFC.
  37. Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim- Founder of the Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT).
  38. Ire Aderinokun- Frontend Developer and Co-founder, COO.
  39. Ini Abimbola- Founder and former Lead Consultant/CEO of ThistlePraxis Consulting Limited (TPC).
  40. Jane Onwuchekwa- Data Analyst, Coursera, Data Stuma LLC.
  41. Jessica Anuna- Founder and CEO of Klasha.
  42. Jessica Nabongo- Travel Blogger and First black woman to have traveled to every country in the world. 
  43. Jihan Abass- Founder and CEO of Lami Insurance Technology.
  44. Juliet Ehimuan- Google’s Country Manager in Nigeria.
  45. Kafilat Araoye- Managing Director/CEO of LOTUS Bank,
  46. Kalista Sy- YouTuber.
  47. Lara Yeku- Head of HR, Food Division at Flour Mills of Nigeria.
  48. Lilian Azizi- Founder and CEO of Afriq Cars Motors.
  49. Lola Masha- Executive Director of Babban Gona.
  50. Mariam Chabi Talata Zimé Yérima-  Current Vice President of Benin.
  51. Mary Mwangi- CEO of Data Integrated.
  52. Mathilda Twomey- First Female Judge in Seychelles.
  53. Meaza Ashenafi- First female Chief Justice of Ethiopia.
  54. Merieme Chadid- Vice President of the International Astronomical Union.
  55. Miishe Addy- CEO of Jetstream.
  56. Moky Makura- Executive Director of Africa NoFilter (ANF).
  57. Monica Geingos- First lady of Namibia.
  58. Monica Mutsvangwa- First female Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Zimbabwe.
  59. Moremi Lilian- Founder of Botswana Student Network.
  60. Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe- Managing Director and CEO of Fidelity Bank.
  61. Nadia Gamal El Don- Founder & CEO of Rahet Bally Co.
  62. Najla Mohammed El Mangoush-  Libya’s First Female Foreign Minister.
  63. Neema Iyer- Founder and Executive Director of Pollicy.
  64. Nkemdilim Begho- Founder and Managing Di­rector, Future Software Resources Limited.
  65. Nunu Ntshingila- Non-Executive Independent Director of the Ivanhoe Mines.
  66. Olapeju Ibekwe is the CEO of Sterling One Foundation.
  67. Oluwatomi Somefun- CEO/ Managing Director of Unity Bank.
  68. Omobola Johnson- Senior Partner at TLcom Capital.
  69. Oyinkansola Alabi- Founder of Emotions City.
  70. Omowunmi A. Sadik- Professor, Chemist, and Inventor working at Binghamton University.
  71. Owen Diana Omogiafo- President and Group CEO, Transnational Corporation of Nigeria (Transcorp).
  72. Pearl Uzokwe- Director for Governance and Sustainability at Sahara Group Limited.
  73. Phoebe Dami-Asolo- Director of Operations for Coca-Cola India, Southwest Asia.
  74. Professor Francisca Okeke- First female professor of physics in the eastern part of Nigeria.
  75. Regina Honu- Founder of Soronko Solutions.
  76. Rewa Udoji- Director, Chapel Hill Denham.
  77. Ronke Giwa-Onafuwa-Author, broadcaster, and on-air personality at Splash FM.
  78. Sade Falase-Morgan- Corporate Affairs Director of Nigerian Breweries.
  79. Samia Suluhu Hassan- Current President of the United Republic of Tanzania.
  80. Seun Runsewe- Vice President of Growth at Softcom.
  81. Seynabou- Founder and CEO of Maya.
  82. Sola Adesakin- Founder and Lead Coach of Smart Stewards Academy.
  83. Solape Akinpelu is the founder and CEO of HerVest.
  84. Subomi Plumptre- Co-founded Volition Blue.
  85. Sudanese-Iraqi Maha Jaafar, Comedian.
  86. Tariye Gbadegesin- Managing Director and CEO of ARM Harith Infrastructure Fund Managers.
  87. Teju Abisoye- Acting Executive, LSETF. 
  88. Tolulope Olorundero- Founder and Principal Consultant at Mosron Communications.
  89. Tope Imasekha- Founder and Executive Director, Women Impacting Nigeria.
  90. Tosin Faniro-Dada- Partner Breega.
  91. Ugochi Akwiwu- Supervisor, Operations Performance Management in the Planning & Commercial Division of the NPDC.
  92. Vera Esperança dos Santos Daves De Sousa- Minister of Finance.
  93. Veyrl Adell is the founder and C-Chair of Advisory Board of Signifide Group.
  94. Victoire Tomegah Dogbé- Prime minister of Togo.
  95. Wanjiru Koinange- Co-founder of Book Bunk.
  96. Wendy A. Okolo- Aerospace Research Engineer at NASA Ames Research Center.
  97. Wunmi Adelusi- Bank Examiner with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
  98. Xaviera Kowo- Cameroonian programmer.
  99. Yemisi Edun- Managing Director of First City Monument Bank.
  100. Zandile Keebine- Founder and CEO of GirlCode.