POWERFUL black female leaders from Africa and the world, amongst them a former head of state, authors, Nobel Prize winners and freedom fighters are the face of a bold campaign by the African Union celebrating African Women’s Day.
Leading the Africa’s Women’s Day campaign are:
Marie van Britten, the first person to develop a patent for closed circuit television security which became the foundation for the closed circuit TV systems used everywhere in the world today.
Sheila Johnson, entrepreneur and co-founder of the Black Entertainment Television and the first black woman billionaire.
Dr Gloria Mae West, the mathematician whose work led to the invention of the Global Positioning System (GPS), also an inductee of the USA Airs Force Hall of Fame.
Jeanne-Marie Ruth-Rolland, the first woman to run in a presidential election in Africa.
Cesaria Evora, internationally renowned award-winning singer and songwriter.
Toni Morrison, award winning educationist and the first black woman to win a Nobel Prize.