Confident women in all parts of society are a force to be reckoned with. They are amazing entrepreneurs, mothers, wives, scientists, and artists. These four women – among many others worldwide – are inspirational figures for women everywhere. They are living proof that everything is possible with the right mindset and education through their actions and deeds. Here you will read about powerful African women that are influential leaders worldwide.
She is the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has been expanding the agency and managed to raise the most revenue in its history. Her work has provided financing for almost 50 000 beneficiaries globally. She uses her experience as an active leader in the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa for her policy agenda about gender equality and peace in the United Nations. In her home country, she serves some of the highest positions of their government, including Deputy President.
Gladys Maria Knight is a renowned singer, songwriter, and actress. She has won the prestigious Grammy Award seven times in her amazing career and had numerous musical hits with timeless songs like “Midnight Train to Georgia,” “If I Were Your Woman,” and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”. Gladys was also a successful actress in films like The Hollywood Homicide, I Can Do Bad All by Myself, Twenty Bucks and more.
But, what the public didn’t know about her life was her love for casino games. In her autobiography “Between Each Line of Pain and Glory: My Life Story”, she revealed that she loved playing skilled-based casino games like blackjack and baccarat. Nowadays, everyone can play their favorite casino games online. If Gladys had a chance to play on reputable online casino sites like Casimba, 888 Casino and Genesis Casino, she would undoubtedly have been a prolific blackjack player.
Tsitsi Masiyiwa works as a social entrepreneur in Zimbabwe, where she empowers young children through education and technology. Her Higher Life Foundation provides healthcare, education, and support for countries that are infected with AIDS. Today, her Foundation provides 20,000 scholarships for African students and gives 600,000 students free access to education through the Ruzivo online learning platform.
Tarana Burke is an important civil rights activist from New York that founded the Me Too movement long before the viral hashtags. She started using the phrase on social media in 2006 to raise awareness about the prevalent issue of sexual abuse and assault in our society.
When the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke out, a hashtag with the words “Me Too” went viral and it became an important symbol of the Me Too movement as well as a powerful way to put the focus back on the victim and the astonishing number of women that came forward with their stories. She also serves as senior director of the nonprofit Girls for Gender Equity that promotes the social and economic well-being of women and girls everywhere.