Forbes list: Okonjo-Iweala, Mo’ Abudu make lists of 2023 world’s most powerful women

THE Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and media personality Mosunmola Abudu have been included on Forbes’ list of the most powerful women worldwide.

This is according to the list of the most influential women in the world in 2023 published by Forbes on Tuesday, December 5.   

According to Forbes, the selection was based on ‘four major evaluations: money, media, effect, and spheres of influence.’

The list featured one hundred accomplished women from various industries, including technology, media & entertainment, business, politics, and more.   

Reacting to her nomination on her official X (Twitter) handle, Okonjo-Iweala said, “Feel truly honoured to be named one more time as one of the Forbes 100 most powerful women in the world. This will be the 7th time, starting in 2011.” 

The publication hailed Abudu as a “media mogul and philanthropist.” With a lineup of films that includes Elesin Oba: The King’s Horseman, The Wedding Party, and Chief Daddy, she has altered the game in Nollywood as the founder of Ebony Life Media.

    Abudu and Okonjo-Iweala are working on a Netflix documentary series, Black, Brilliant, and Bold.

    Abudu defined the “Black Brilliant and Bold” initiative as “A groundbreaking series designed to celebrate and showcase the remarkable achievements of Black Women from all corners of the world.”

    Mo Abudu stated that various black women from different backgrounds, including politics, the arts, activism, and science and technology, are anticipated to appear in the series to bring attention to and celebrate their accomplishments that have gotten less attention over time.

    See the complete Forbes list here

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