The 2022 Break the ceiling touch the sky® list of Africa’s Most Inspirational Women in Leadership is the inaugural listing  of the most successful women in leadership in Africa in support of  House of Rose Professional’s  Mission 2029 for a Better World –   which aims to shape a better world via better diversity & inclusion, better leadership and better business. The Measure for MISSION 2029 for a Better World is to  quintuple the number of Female CEOs  and double the number of male (advocates for diversity) CEOs in the World’s 500 largest Companies by 2029. Research shows that when considering a potential employer, 61% of women look at the diversity of the employers leadership team, 67% at whether it has positive role models similar to them, and 56% at whether the organization publicly shares its progress on diversity. Gender diversity & inclusion in organizations is a critical indicator of success.

 

The 2022 Break the ceiling touch the sky® list of Africa’s Most Inspirational Women in Leadership focused almost entirely on the Corporate world for this inaugural list and  was curated by House of Rose Professional from its review of female executives in over 400 Companies operating in Africa.

 

Five factors were used in the final determination of Africa’s Most Inspirational Women in leadership.  Career achievements; scale of influence; active and visible advocacy for gender equality; active support of other women in leadership within and outside of their own organizations/ Companies; and sharing of their best practices for success across broader industry.   

The 2022  Break the ceiling touch the sky® list of Africa’s Most Inspirational Women in Leadership is reiteration of the increasing critical importance of Africa to the world.

2022 Break the ceiling touch the sky® Africa’s Most Inspirational Women in leadership

 

Ranked in alphabetical order by first name. If you are on this list and have not yet received information on the recognition please email anthony@houseofroseprofessional.com  for your VIP invitation to the 2022 Africa Edition (virtual)  of Break the ceiling touch the sky® – the success and leadership summit for women, June 2, 2022.

Abiolah Bawuah, United Bank of Africa

Adeboye Oyeyimika, Mondelez International 

Akhona Qengqe, Yum Restaurants International

Akua Owusu-Nartey, Ogilvy Africa

Anel Berning, Bayer

Angela Kyerematen – Jimoh, Microsoft

Annalize Van Der Waal, PepsiCo

Athene Van Mazijk, The Shoprite Group of Companies

Avashnee Bagratee, Philips

Ayodele Otujinrin, Godrej Consumer Products

Barbara Makhubedu, Shell Downstream South Africa

Barbara Nel, AstraZeneca

Beatrice Marfleet, Pernod Ricard

Belinda Motshome, Accenture

Betty Mwangi, Jumia Kenya

Brenda Nbathi, Genetal Electric East Africa

Bridget Harpur, Volkswagen South Africa 

Bukola Smith, FSDH Merchant Bank

Camilla Hazell, Coty

Canninah Dladla, Rockwell Automation

Carli Jacobs, Swiss Re

Carol Kilkenny, Adidas

Carol Koech, Schneider Electric

Caroline Berns, Ericsson

Cathy Smith, SAP Africa

Chioma Ede, Procter & Gamble Kenya

Chwayita Mareka, Massmart

Claire Sharpe, UPS

 

 

 

Clarissa Appana, Lafarge Holcim

Cynthia Griffin, US Department of Commerce

Dana Bottari Smith, Kellogg Company

Debra Mallowah, The Coca-Cola Company

Delia Sieff, SAP

Delphine Traore, Allianz Africa

Devina Kangaloo, Nokia

Diksha Laloo, Visa 

Dina Kasrawi, BNP Paribas

Doreen Nixon, Sandoz

Dr. Liziwe Masoga, Mr. Price Group

Dr. Markie Idowu, XPress Payment  Solutions

Dr. Susan MBoya, Navigators Global LLC

Dudu Ndlovu, KPMG

Emma Knox, Vitality Health International

Funeka Montjane, Standard Bank Group

Genevieve Jozaffe-Naidoo, Continental

Ginikanwa Frank. Durugbor, Lafarge Africa Plc

Heidi Reddy, L’Oreal

Helen Joubert McDougall, Mars Southern Africa

Ida Bezuidenhout, Volvo South Africa

Ireti-Samuel-Ogbu, Citi

Joanna Goodman, Danone

Juliana Hosken Wernek, BASF

Juliet Ehimuan, Google

Kamini Redhi, Mastercard

Kershnee Govender, Sasol

Khululiwe Mabaso, Abbott

Lethepu Matshaba, Unilever

Liesel Kruger, Reckitt

Louise Keytel, HSBC

Lynette Biddulph, Sanofi

Lynn Kleinsmith, Philip Morris International

Mandisa Ntloko-Petersen, BCX

Mandy Duncan, Aruba

Mangadi Dikotla, Total Energies

Mansa Nettey, Standard Chartered Bank

Marwa Abbas, IBM Egypt

Mashudu Lembede, Bureau Veritas Group

Mechell Chetty, Maersk

Menushka van der Westhuizen, Saint-Gobain

Michelle Kilpin, ABN Beverages

Mimi Kalinda, Africa Communication Media Group

Mizinga Melu, Absa bank Zambia Plc

Mounia Amarouch, Viatris

Mpho Matseba, Daimler

Natalie Cox, DHL

Natascha Viljoen, Anglo American Platinum

Nene Maiga, CEO, Orange Botswana

Nikki Azerzoul, BT

Nithal Soni, Nestle

Nompilo Morafo, MTN

Nonhlanhla Blose, MSD

Nthato Minyuku, Eskom Holdings

Ntombi Mhangwani, Accenture Africa

Othelia Langner, Johnson & Johnson

Paloma Lengema, BIC

Patricia Obo-Nai, Vodafone Ghana

Penny Hlubi, Bosch

Phillipine Mtikitiki, The Coca-Cola Company

Prenisha Naidoo, GSK

Qhawekazi Mdikane, Momentum Corporate

Rabia El Alama, AMCHAM Morocco

Racey Muchilwa, Novartis

Rachel Njoroge, Cummins

Sabine Dall’omo, Siemens

Sal Govender, Bureau Veritas

Saloshni Pillay, Deutsche Bank

Sandra Osayuki Idehen, Nike

Sara Didiza, Bridgestone South Africa

Sharon Piehl, FleishmanHillard

Shirley Machaba, PwC

Shivani Chetram, Glencore South Africa

Shobha Menon, FedEx

Stacy Meyer, Johnson & Johnson

Stella Bischoff, Beam Suntory

Stella Njunge, AIG Insurance Kenya

Taelo Mojapelo, bpSA

Tarryn-Gordon-Bennett, Revolon & Elizabeth Arden

Tarryn Knight, Audi South Africa

Teju Ajani, Apple Inc.

Thandiwe Masuku, Johnson & Johnson

Vivienne Loubser, Rentokil Initial

Wendy -Anne Naidoo, Munich Re

Zelda Mostert, Chubb

Zizwe Awuor Vundla, Diageo

Zogera Zee Kara, Pfizer