What Glass Ceiling? Get Inspired by #YWomen100 – Nigeria’s 100 Most Influential Women



Y!/YNaija.com, in partnership with Leading Ladies Africa project presents their list of Nigeria’s 100 Most Influential Women – #YWomen100.

The team said it aims to inspire a generation of women to do greater things in diverse fields of endeavour with this list.

“These are the ladies who steer the course of history in a usually male dominated environment – they have acknowledged the glass ceiling but they would not allow it hold down their lofty ambitions.”

In commemoration of International Women’s Day, Y! presents, in alphabetical order, the #YWomen100.  Here’s the list with accompanying brief bios by the YNaija team!


Abike Dabiri-Erewa: After an enviable career as a broadcast journalist in NTA, particularly with human angle stories on Newsline, Abike extended her frontiers to what has been a very successful stint in politics. We still expect to see/hear more from her in the future.
Hadiza Bala-Usman: At 38, Hadiza is the initiator of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign – a global online and offline campaign aimed at freeing 219 school girls abducted by the vicious Boko Haram sect. She deserves the honour and praise for stepping out to do something.
Oby Ezekwesili: With the interesting moniker of “Madam Due Process,” Oby is as fiery as she is intelligent. A major voice in the Bring Back Our Girls campaign, she shows strength of character, vision and decisive leadership. A trained accountant, she is a co-founder of Transparency International, serving as one of the pioneer directors of the global anti-corruption body based in Berlin, Germany. She also served as Federal Minister of Solid Minerals and then as Federal Minister of Education during the second-term presidency of Olusegun Obasanjo.


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