Amina Mohammed, a Nigerian diplomat and the United Nations (UN) Deputy Secretary-General, has been named among the world’s 100 most powerful women in 2019 by Forbes.
I stand on the shoulders of great African women like Mama @G_MachelTrust & @MaEllenSirleaf who fueled my passion to work #ForPeopleForPlanet. I am humbled to be amongst other great women in the @Forbes 2019 #PowerWomen list working for humanity. https://t.co/WaECY0tuMY pic.twitter.com/QNthKI3oq8
— Amina J Mohammed (@AminaJMohammed) December 13, 2019
The 58-year-old diplomat is among the 23 newcomers of the 2019 list and made the No. 98 position on the list of 100 most powerful women. “I am humbled to be amongst other great women in the Forbes 2019 PowerWomen list working for humanity, “ she tweeted on Friday, December 13th, 2019.
According to Forbes, the 2019 list “celebrates women who are using their power to create change and, often, lift other women with them.” These set of people are mostly referred to as the “first” and sometimes the “only” in their respected fields cutting across, Forbes said.
On the top 10 are Angela Merkel (Germany), Christine Lagarde (France), Nancy Pelosi (U.S.), Ursula von der Leyen (Belgium), Mary Barra (U.S.), Melinda Gates (U.S.), Abigail Johnson (U.S.), Ana Patricia Botin (Spain), Ginni Rometty (U.S.), Marillyn Hewson (U.S.).
Congratulations to my sister, Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations, for winning the Global Citizens’ World Leader award for her work on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Congrats, @AminaJMohammed very well deserved!
— Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (@NOIweala) December 13, 2019
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