President Samia among 100 most powerful women

President Samia among 100 most powerful women

Forbes has released its list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women 2021 featuring CEOs, heads of states, and women in different sectors making the most of it.

The United Republic of Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan was also inked in the list on number 94 as the country’s first female president since the passing of President John Magufuli in March this year.

Samia became the fifth-ever “female African leader to address the United Nation General Assembly,” Forbes stated.

Amid COVID-19 Samia stood out advocating for people to get vaccinated and implementing stricter regulations for travelers during the pandemic.

The number one on the list which for the past 15 years has been held by Angela Merkel is now being held by MacKenzie Scott, Amazon’s founder, Jeff Benzo’s ex-wife who has signed a giving pledge to give away half of her billion dollars to the less fortunate and has been doing so ever since the divorce.

Others on the list are Rihanna #68, Kamala Harris, Vice President of USA #2, Sheikh Hasina Wajed, the longest-serving prime minister in the history of Bangladesh #43, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala #91 and 95 more.