Dr. Jennifer Nkuene Riria (2016)

Dr Riria is Group CEO of Kenya Women Holding (KWH) and has led Kenya Women Microfinance Bank (KWFT) for over two decades. KWFT grants loans to marginalised women and their families, serving over 1.5 million women and disbursing over US$ 2.3 billion over a period of 20 years. Through her important work, Dr. Riria brings economic empowerment to marginalised women, contributing to build peace even during times of conflict.

Sir Richard Branson (2014)

Sir Richard Branson is the founder and owner of Virgin Group. Branson uses his reputation to influence important issues also outside business.

Lori Blaker (2018)

Lori Blaker champions inclusion and gender equality as core values at TTi Global, a staffing, recruiting, and consulting firm operating on five continents with over 2000 employees.

Dr. Agbor Ashumanyi Ako

Dr. Agbor Ashumanyi  Ako (2019)

Working toward a world free of preventable maternal and infant mortality, Agbor  Ashumanyi  Ako is one of the co-founders of  GiftedMom, a digital health platform based in Cameroon that gives pregnant women and mothers across Africa access to vital health information and care.