Again, Okonjo-Iweala, Abudu make Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women list

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The Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and the owner and Chief Executive Officer of Ebonylife TV, Mosunmola Abudu, also known as Mo Abudu, have emerged as part of Forbes’s World’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2022.

Forbes is an American business magazine owned by Integrated Whale Media Investments and the Forbes family with a particular focus on business, technology, communications, science, politics, and law.

The African leadership person of the year awards are vote-based and reserved yearly for leading Africans who are making positive impacts and promoting a favourable image of the continent.

Okonjo-Iweala polled over 60 percent of the 15,000 votes in the category at the close of the poll on December 2, 2022.

According to Forbes, “The World Trade Organization head, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (No. 91 of 100) continues to play a crucial role in providing financial assistance and promoting global trade as the threat of a global recession rises.”

Recall that Okonjo-Iweala was recognized by another media platform, Time magazine, as one of the world’s most influential people in 2021 and the latest will be her 6th recognition in her career.

Reacting to the development, Okonjo-iweala tweeted that she was excited by the awards she had received in her career.

According to her, “An honour and a privilege to be part of this list of a very distinguished group of women for the 6th time in my career, Congratulations to my other sisters. Let’s continue to show that good governance, good public policy and a people-centered approach to work matters”.

Similarly, Abudu announced the big feat on her verified Instagram page, noting that she was the 99th person on the list.

Abudu said “It’s an honour and privilege to be included and ranked on The Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women List 2022.”

“The list was determined by four main metrics: media, impact, money and spheres of influence.”

“For political leaders, we weighed gross domestic products and populations; for corporate leaders, revenues and employee counts, media mentions and reach of all. The result is a collection of women who are fighting the status quo.”

“As I said earlier, it’s an honour to be on this list, but it does not mean I or EbonyLife are challenged free, I am no stranger to challenges, but a major obsession for me is finding ways to turn my challenges into amazing opportunities.”

She added “EbonyLife we move with love”.

Forbes said “She was recognised for her outstanding contribution to the media and entertainment sectors.”

The winners for the 11th edition of the award will be presented with the honour on February 16, 2023, at a ceremony scheduled to be held in Port Louis, Mauritius.

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