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WEF Honors Ory Okolloh, Funmi Iyanda & Bethlehem Tilahun as 2011 Young Global Leaders

The World Economic Forum recently announced its 2011 lists of Young Global Leaders. Making the cut are several names from Sub Saharan Africa including Kenya’s Ory Okolloh, Nigeria’s Funmi Iyanda and Ethiopia’s Bethelehem Tilahun. Ladybrille Magazine salutes all of these brilliant young leaders on their nominations.

Ethiopia: Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu
Co-Founder and Managing
Director, SoleRebels

Ethiopia: Dagmawi Woubshet
Assistant Professor
Cornell University

Kenya: Ory Okolloh
Founder Ushahidi, South Africa

Nigeria: Funmi Iyanda
Broadcaster, Journalist, Columnist and Blogger

Nigeria: Folashade Laoye
Group Managing Director, Hygeia Group

Senegal:Magatte Wade
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, The Tiossano Tribe

South Africa: Avril Halstead
Chief Director, Sectoral Oversight
National Treasury of South Africa

South Africa:Vuyo D. Kahla
Group Executive, Advisory and Assurance
Sasol Limited

South Africa: Basetsana Kumalo
President, Business Women’s Association of South Africa

South Africa: Zibusiso Mkhwanazi
Executive Chairman, Krazyboyz Digital

South Africa: Tebogo Skwambane
Director and Founding Partner, North Road Consulting

Tanzania: Elsie S. Kanza
Economic Adviser to the President of Tanzania

Tanzania:Susan Mashibe
Executive Director Tanzanite Jet Centre Ltd

Zambia: Jacqueline Musiitwa
Managing Partner and Founder Hoja Law Group

A full listing of all nominees can be found here.

Photo: Funmi Iyanda

Ladybrille Magazine

Founded in 2007, Ladybrille® Magazine is a California based pioneer digital publication demystifying the image of Africans in the west through contemporary African fashion and celebrating the brilliant woman in business and leadership, with an emphasis on the African woman in the diaspora. Our coverage includes stories on capital, access to markets, expertise, hiring and retention, sales, marketing, and promotions.

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