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ARISE MAGAZINE publishes its first ARISE 100 Women [FULL-LIST]

ARISE, Africa’s global style and culture magazine, published by THISDAY Group, has launched its ARISE 100 series.  ARISE 100: DYNAMIC WOMEN celebrates extraordinary and powerful women effecting real change for the continent across a gamut of disciplines, including politics, fashion, the arts, entertainment, sport and activism. Their tireless efforts are helping Africa to take its rightful place on the world stage in the 21st century. Full list:

Ahdaf Soueif, writer and activist, Egypt/UK

Alek Wek, model and campaigner, South Sudan

Angelina Jolie, actress, US

Angélique Kidjo, singer and campaigner, Benin

Ann McCreath, KikoRomeo designer, founder of FAFA and Fashion for Peace, Kenya

Dr Asha-Rose Migiro, former UN Deputy Secretary-General, Tanzania

Awa Marie Coll-Seck, Minister of Health, Senegal

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, activist and writer, Somalia/Netherlands/US

Ayo Obe, Vice Chair, National Crisis Group, Nigeria

Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, founder, soleRebels, Ethiopia

Bridgette Radebe, President, South African Mining Development Association, South Africa

Buika, singer, Spain/Equatorial Guinea

Candice Swanepoel, model, South Africa

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, journalist, US

Charlize Theron, actress, South Africa /US

Cherie Blair, lawyer, UK

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author, Nigeria/US

Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé, former Prime Minister, Mali

Dambisa Moyo, economist, Zambia/US

Deola Sagoe, fashion designer, Nigeria

Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria

Dorothy K Gordon, Director General, Advanced Information Technology Institute, Ghana

Dr Eleni Gabre-Madhin, founder, Ethiopia Commodity Exchange, Ethiopia

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President, Liberia

Elsie Kanza, Director, World Economic Forum, Tanzania

Eva Muraya, co-founder and CEO, Color Creations Group, Kenya

Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court, The Gambia

Folake Folarin-Coker, fashion designer, Tiffany Amber, Nigeria

Franca Sozzani, Editor-in-chief, Vogue Italia, Italy

Genevieve Nnaji, actress, Nigeria

Genevieve Sangudi, Managing Director, Carlyle Group Africa, Tanzania

Graça Machel, advocate for human rights, Mozambique

Hajia Bola Shagaya, founder and CEO, Bolmus Group International, Nigeria

Hanaa Ben Abdesslem, model, Tunisia

Hon Aicha Bah Diallo, Chair of the Forum for African Women Educationalists, Kenya

Ida Odinga, Founder, Ida Odinga Trust, women’s health campaigner, Kenya

Iman, model, campaigner and entrepreneur, Somalia/US

Irene Charnley, CEO, Smile Telecoms, South Africa

Isabel dos Santos, investor and businesswoman, Angola

Isis Nyong’o, Vice President and Managing Director for Africa, InMobi, Kenya/US

Dr Johnnetta B Cole, Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art, US

Jonitha Gugu Msibi, Senior Partner, Ernst & Young, South Africa

Joy Phumaphi, Vice President, Human Development Network, World Bank, Botswana

Joyce Banda, President, Malawi

Juliet Ehimuan, Google Nigeria Country Manager, Nigeria

Kanya King, founder, Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards, UK

Kerryn Greenberg, Curator (International Art), Tate Modern, South Africa /UK

Laurence Chauvin Buthaud, designer and founder, LaurenceAirline, France/Côte d’Ivoire

Leigh Blake, founder, ACT V, UK

Leymah Gbowee, peace activist, Liberia

Lira, musician, South Africa

Lisa Folawiyo, founder and Creative Director, Jewel by Lisa, Nigeria.

Liya Kebede, model, Ethiopia

Maggie Aderin-Pocock, space scientist and BBC presenter, Nigeria/UK

Maria Ramos, CEO, Absa Group, Portugal/South Africa

Mariam Doumbia, vocalist, Mali

Melinda Gates, philanthropist, US

Minoush Abdel-Meguid, co-founder, Union Capital, Egypt

Monhla Hlahla, Chair, IDC, South Africa

Mphatheleni Makaulule, founder, Mupo Foundation, South Africa

Dr Mphu Ramatlapeng, former Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Lesotho

Nadiyah Spencer, Director of Sourcing and Production, SUNO, US/Kenya

Dr Natasha Sauven, paediatrician, Sierra Leone/UK

Ngozi Edozien, Director, Actis West Africa, Nigeria

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance, Nigeria

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chair, African Union, South Africa

Nombulelo ‘Pinky ‘ Moholi, CEO, Telkom SA LTD, South Africa

Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita, CEO, ArcelorMittal South Africa,

Odile Sankara, activist and comedian, Burkina Faso

Oluchi Orlandi, model, Nigeria

Oprah Winfrey, media mogul, US

Ory Okolloh, Google Policy Manager for Africa, Kenya

Oumou Sangaré, musician, Mali

Phuti Malabie, CEO, Shanduka Group, SA

Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, speaker, Ugandan Parliament, Uganda

Rosalind Kainyah, Vice President, External Affairs & CSR, Tullow Oil, Ghana/UK

Rungano Nyoni, filmmaker, Zambia/UK

Sarah Brown, campaigner, UK

Serkalem Fasil, journalist, US/Ethiopia

Sharon Wauchob, Creative Director, Edun, Ireland

Sophie Okonedo, actress, UK

Stella Kilonzo, Chief Executive, Capital Markets Authority, Kenya

Susan ‘Santie’ Botha, Chancellor of the Nelson Mandela University, SA

Tebello Nyokong, scientist, Lesotho

Teresa Heinz Kerry, businesswoman and philanthropist, US

Thandie Newton, actress, UK/Zimbabwe

Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator, Studio Museum in Harlem, US

Thuli Madonsela, public protector, SA

Thyla van der Merwe, Association of South African Women in Science and Engineering, SA

Tirunesh Dibaba, runner, Ethiopia

Tsega Gebreyes, Managing Partner, Satya Capital, Ethiopia/UK

Baroness Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs & Emergency Relief Coordinator, UK

Vivienne Westwood, designer, UK

Wanuri Kahiu, film director, Kenya

Waris Dirie, model, author, campaigner, Somalia

Wendy Ackerman, retail tycoon, SA

Wendy Luhabe, social entrepreneur, SA

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, politician, SA

Yvonne Chaka Chaka, singer, SA

Zainab Hawa Bangura, UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Sierra Leone

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