Okonjo-Iweala, Mo Abudu feature in Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2022


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Nigeria’s former minister of finance and the Director-General of the World Trade Organization head, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has again featured in Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2022.

Also featured on the list is Media entrepreneur and founder of EbonyLife Media, Mo Abudu.

Mo Abudu

Okonjo-Iweala retained the 91st ranking from 2021 while Mo Abudu dropped from No. 98 to No. 99.

Abudu was displaced by 57-year-old Barbados’ prime minister, Mia Mottley.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen tops the 2022 list, closely followed by European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde.

IMF Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva, was ranked 12 while US House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, dropped substantially from No. 15 to No. 25 after announcing she would step down as House Democratic leader following nearly two decades in power.

Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-Wen, who is currently serving her second term as president, dropped from No. 9 to No. 17 due to her party’s poor performance in recent elections.

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