Merck Foundation CEO Rasha Kelej , Namibia First Lady ; Monica Geingos, among 100 Most Influential African Women 2020.
Namibia First Lady ; Monica Geingos, Merck Foundation CEO, Rasha Kelej , make it to the list of 100 Most Influential African Women 2020.
the list of 100 Most Influential African Women 2020, released by Avance Media group as part of “Be a Girl’” Initiative to acknowledge their efforts to empower girls through education to enable them reach their potential and pursue their dreams.
Leading African PR & Rating firm, Avance Media recently announced its second annual publication on Africa’s most prominent women dubbed the 2020 100 Most Influential African Women.
The list which has a representation of the most powerful African women from 34 countries were chosen from various career backgrounds including diplomacy, politics, activism, entrepreneurship, business leadership and entertainment.
The 2020 list features a record of 75 new entrants with some of the leading names such as: Monica Geingos, First Lady of Namibia , Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck foundation , former president of Liberia;,Ellene ….., Stella Nyanzi, Olympic Committee Member and Egypt minister of health , Dr. Hala Zayed
The list is focused on women who are leading various initiatives across the continent and seeks to present them as role models for the younger generation as part of “ Be a Girl “ initiative . they were selected because of their incredible achievements as women and they deserve high recommendations among other female trailblazers in Africa.
Criteria for selection included: Excellence in Leadership & Performance, Personal accomplishments, Commitment to sharing knowledge, Breaking the Status Quo and being an accomplished African Woman.
Profiles of the 2020 100 Most Influential African Women are published on 100women.avancemedia.org
“Proud to be selected as one of the 100 Most Influential African Women in 2020 as part of ‘Be a Girl’ Initiative, thank you all for recognizing my efforts and Merck Foundation commitment towards building healthcare capacity , empowering girls in education so that they can reach their potential and pursue their dreams. I promise to continue to empower women , support girl education and build healthcare capacity in Africa , Asia and beyond .
Dr. Hala Zayed , Egypt minister of Health , The First Lady of Namibia , Monica Geingos, Former president of Liberia ; Ellen Eugenia Johnson were also selected amongst most influential African women in 2020.
This is the second time Dr. Rasha Kelej has made it to the hall of fame. In 2019 she was selected to be one of 100 most Influential Africans in 2019 by New African magazine UK.