The Minister of Finance has been listed in Forbes 100 most powerful women in the world at number 83. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Managing Director at World Bank is one of 2 Africans on the Forbes list. The other being the president of Malawi, Joyce Banda.
Atop the list of most powerful women in the world is German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. Other notable names are Michelle Obama who was ranked at #4, Hilary Clinton at #5, & Oprah Winfrey at #13.
According to Forbes, “This annual snapshot of the 100 women with impact are top politicians and CEOs, activist billionaires and celebrities who matter.“