- Lupita was named by Forbes as one of the most influential women in Africa who have made great contributions and challenged the status quo
- The list was released on Friday 6 March during a summit in South Africa
- Another influential woman from Kenya, Dr Jeniffer Rira, was also selected from the finance field
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Hollywood actress, Lupita Nyong'o, has made history again after she was named among the top 50 most powerful women in Africa according to Forbes.
The list was released on Friday, 6 March during the Forbes women summit 2020 in Durban.
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According to an article by Forbes on their website, this was the first African compilation that focussed on a lot of sectors among them; business, politics, media, science, sports and public life.
It focused on women who have focused on reshaping history and have challenged the status quo.
In the list was also another Kenyan entrepreneur, Dr Jennifer Riria who is a founding member of Kenya Women Finance Trust.
Other renown personalities in the list include Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Ellen Johnson, Fatou Bensouda, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie among others.
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Rira was voted the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur in 2013 and 2014 consecutively.
She is the chairperson of Women’s World Banking, a microfinance network of over 53 micro-finance institutions from 30 countries.
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