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Women Heads of State

Heads of State

Through a range of programs, the Women Heads of State Initiative will lean on the experience of current and former leaders for the good of Africa.  Their input to critical discussions could result in more inclusive outcomes across the continent. A key dimension of the initiative is to build the capacity of emerging female leaders. To this end, delivers free online training workshops to inspire African women and girls to pursue a career in civil service. 

The initiative launched on March 23, 2022, at the virtual summit –

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The 2022 List of Women Heads of State defines Women Heads of State as women who have served as president or prime minister, including Heads of State and Heads of Government. The women must have been elected or appointed since 1970 and served for a minimum of three months. Female monarchs are not included.’s research identified 22 women who meet this criteria and listed them in order based on the length of time in office as of 23 March 2022.

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Showcasing Africa in support of a more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable future. is a women-led digital media company with an extensive array of platforms that reach a global audience interested in African content and community. is committed to changing the narrative of Africa through the power of unparalleled storytelling. 

In line with its mission, seeks to inspire women & girls by recognizing Africa’s most accomplished and dynamic female leaders. intends to encourage African women & girls to pursue the highest levels of the private sector and to be part of the decision-making process in the public sector.’s webinars, summits, and training workshops provide free access to world-class professors, facilitators, speakers, and business leaders from across the continent and the world.