The first list, ARISE 100: DYNAMIC WOMEN, is published in Issue 17, which goes on sale in the UK on October 16 and worldwide through October/November.
Over 10 pages, ARISE 100: DYNAMIC WOMEN highlights 100 influential women whose works and actions are shaping modern Africa today.
ARISE 100: DYNAMIC WOMEN celebrates extraordinary and powerful women effecting real change for the continent across a gamut of disciplines, including politics, fashion, the arts, entertainment, sport and activism. Their tireless efforts are helping Africa to take its rightful place on the world stage in the 21st century.
The authoritative roll call includes such inspirational women as Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma (chair of the African Union), Dambisa Moyo (economist), Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (President of Liberia), Iman (entrepreneur and supermodel), Leymah Gbowee (peace activist), Franca Sozzani (Editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia), Joyce Banda (President of Malawi), Fatou Bensouda (chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court), Angélique Kidjo (singer and campaigner); Charlize Theron and Angelina Jolie (actresses), Oprah Winfrey (media mogul); Sarah Brown (campaigner) and Melinda
The ARISE 100 list will be an ongoing series in ARISE magazine profiling people benefitting Africa.