8 African Women who impacted History with 'Her' Stories
Isabel dos Santos (Angola)
Dambisa Moyo (Zambia)
Quote: A short term efficacious intervention may have few discernible, sustainable long-term benefits
Acclaimed for her internationally published book, Dead Aid : Why is Aid is Not Working and How There is Better Way, Dambisa advises on financial development for developing countries rather than simply relying on foreign aid. Boldly confronting, an idea we've probably all battled with once or twice, that billions of dollars in aid sent from the West , wealthier countries to develop has helped to actually reduce poverty and increase growth, to which Bill Gates criticized as 'promoting evil'. WOW!
We love a bit of controversy, especially when rocking the boat in the right direction. The former Goldman Sachs consultant, World Bank Economist stands for innovative ways for Africa to finance developments, promoting micro-finance initiatives.
Joyce Banda (Malawi)
Quote: Leadership is about falling in love with the people you serve and the people falling in love with you
the first female president of Malawi and Southern Africa and second female president in Africa. - Yep, She did that!
Anna Tibaijuka (Tanzania)
Quote: I considered it my duty to work hard and perform highly and impressively to demonstrate that African women, given a chance, can also deliver
Folorunsho Alakija (Nigeria)
Quotes: Exercise patience and have courage. Courage is fear that has its prayers
of 52 children, yes 52 , (we mean it, 52) children was able to pave her own path, a year after studying tailoring in the UK, she started her fashion house, Supreme Stitches becoming the best designer in the country - Well, She did that. Spotting a need, this business tycoon catered to Nigeria's elite women including the wife of former military president, Ibrahim Babangida, who would award Folorunsho's company an oil prospecting license.
There should be no discussion of African history, Women's History ,War or Bravery. without at least a nod to the Commander in Chief , Queen Mother Nana Yaa Asantewa. She boldly confronted the injustice during the British Colonialism. She led an army of 5,000 in the Ashanti-British War. Also know as the War of the Golden Stool, the symbol of the Asante nation. Though she died in exile her dream of , now modern day Ghana, would be realised 36 years later, on 6th March. Happy independence once again Ghana, dont miss this extraordinary woman's effort's and courage in your celebrations.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – Africa’s first woman president (Liberia)
Quotes: If your dreams do not scare you, they're not big enough
YEP She DID say that! At age, 67, she made the presidential run-off. The first female president in Africa, the first and current of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is a Nobel Peace Prize winner, and like the other women in this post, not a shy of a Forbes list or another. She has helped to reduce the national debt, as she said she would, improved health services and boldly asked the world for help to combat theEbola Crisis.
Though faced with controversy, lack of support, stints in jail and THE EBOLA CRISIS, Africa's Iron Lady has ploughed through enabling Liberia its first sustained course of economic growth in decades.
Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (Nigeria)
Quote: As for the changes against me, I am unconcerned, I am beyond their timid lying
For the purpose of this post, we could only skim through the achievements of these amazing women,with so many stories to be told. We implore you to absorb their stories, how do they inform yours, how will your own differ? Be encourages, be bold for change