Okonjo-Iweala Graces Forbes’ Power List Among Global Influential Women

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The head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has secured a spot on Forbes Magazine’s prestigious list of the “100 Most Powerful Women in the World.”

The former Finance Minister of Nigeria, known for breaking barriers as the first African and female Director-General of the WTO, Beyond Boders gathered, claimed the 87th position in the 20th annual ranking.

Sharing the spotlight is media mogul Mo Abudu, also hailing from Nigeria, grabbing the 98th position.

Forbes’ list, released on Tuesday, highlighted Okonjo-Iweala’s standing above South African businesswoman Mpumi Madisa.

Also, Tanzanian President Samia Hassan made a notable debut at the 93rd spot, while Dr. Okonjo-Iweala’s recognition underscored not just her historic role at the WTO, but also her impactful career at the World Bank and her influential economic reforms in Nigeria.

In response to the acknowledgment, Okonjo-Iweala expressed her gratitude, stating, “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.”

She also extended congratulations to her fellow Nigerian, Mo Abudu, emphasizing the pride in having two Nigerian women recognized on this global platform.

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