Forbes releases its annual list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women Ethiopian president, Sahle-Work Zewde is the most powerful African woman in 2018 She holds the 97th position.
Forbes chooses Ethiopian president, Sahle-Work Zewde as the most powerful woman in Africa for 2018.
Ranked number one across the continent, she got the 97th position on the list. This marks the second consecutive year that only one woman from Africa has made the list.
The President is the only African woman on the list.
President Sahle-Work Zewde is a role model not only for Ethiopian women but women all around the world.
A seasoned diplomat and veteran of the United Nations (UN), Sahle-Work became Ethiopia’s first president in October 2018.
In her first address to the parliament, she promised to be a voice for women and stressed the importance of unity.
President Sahle-Work’s appointment is a tremendously symbolic move for the country, opening the door for gender parity.