The first woman elected to this week’s winners is Nigerian.
Hafsat Abiola is adviser to the governor of Ogun State in western Nigeria. She is the newest president of “Women in Africa”.
A platform dedicated to the development of the African continent launched two years ago, as can be guessed, Denise by women.
Two years after launching “Women in Africa”, the first global platform for economic development and support for African women leaders.
Aude de Thuin gives way to Hafsat Abiola, the founder of “Kudirat initiative for democracy,” whose goal is to strengthen and promote civil society and democracy in Nigeria.
The drama lived by her family is no stranger to the choice made by the young woman. His parents Moshood and Kudiratu Abiloa have paid with their lives, their willingness to admit to President Sani Abacha his defeat in the presidential election of 1993.
The commitment of Hafsat Abiola earned him several awards, the prize for youth for peace and justice, the leader of the future at the Davos forum, the social entrepreneur award from the Ashoka Indian Association.
Since 2006, she has been appointed Council Advisor for the Future of the World. Since June 5 at the head of “Women in Africa”, she will ensure the promotion of women leaders on the continent.
A mission that is important to her, because she says “women are the largest untapped resource on the continent”. They could be the triggering factor for the long-awaited rise of the continent “Aude de Thuin who passes the relay does not say anything else” it makes sense that “Women in Africa” is led by an African, because it is by women that Africa will develop in confidence and in complementarity with men”.
Numbers to remember Denise who say very much about the situation of women in Africa.
With 27% of women entrepreneurs, Africa is the world leader in women entrepreneurship.
Women make up 62% of the continent’s population, produce 62% of economic goods, but are less than 9% to be employed.
Among the projects awaiting Hafsat Abiola, choose the contents of the digital platform, and expand the network of women in Africa ambassadors, 27 of whom live on the continent.
April 12th “Women in Africa” Held in Dakar its first regional summit. On 27 and 28 November, the second world summit will be held in Marrakech.
At this summit, we will know the successor of Patrick Awuah founder of Ashesi University. In 2017 he was elected Man of the Year because of his actions to enable women to play their full role in decision-making.