First female pilot in South Africa and Captain of the first all-female flight crew.
Her Excellency Nouzha Chekrouni, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco in Canada. Pioneer: 1st woman to be elected to the party’s regional political board (1999); 1st Arab woman named Vice President of IS; 1st woman with the title of Minister.
Gia Whitehead is the Sustainability Director/Founder of TSiBA Education, Gia was recognized as one of South Africa’s 100 Brightest Young Minds in 2002. Gia was also awarded Top Women Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 (Topco Media).
Founder & Trustee Gandhi Development Trust. She is a founding member of the Natal Organization of Women, which joined the ANC Women’s League, joined the ANC and the SACP in which she was chosen as a central committee member. Ela was nominated and accepted to serve on the Legal Aid Board of South Africa.
A pioneer Human Rights Activist in Swaziland. Great insight into African women's realities as second-class citizens.
International Professional Story Teller, writer, director, and author. Gcina has worked tirelessly for the past 11 years running NOZINCWADI - Mother of Books Literacy Campaign to help make South Africa a reading nation.
Founder & Group Managing Director, Professional Approach Group, Lawyer and Human Rights activist, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Chairperson Enat Bank, Lawyer & Women Activist in Ethiopia. Meaza contributed to the inclusion of women and children’s rights provisions in the 1995 Constitution of Ethiopia. She was identified as one of the five prominent women’s rights activists worldwide.
Educator, Director, Founder from Ethiopia. "It is not your inabilities, but your abilities that make the woman." An inspirational woman who believes her blindness does not interfere with her 99 abilities. Perspective is everything.
A peace builder and business leader as Chairperson Northern Uganda Transitional Justice Working Group and Executive Director of North East Chili Producers (NECPA). A remarkable, powerful, and caring woman.
Social Affairs Commissioner for the African Union. She has a reputation as a champion of women’s rights in Namibia and Africa and is considered one of 100 influential individuals in the world for women and children.