Wanjiku, an Agikuyu name, found its way into mainstream discourse thanks to the Second President of Kenya, the late Daniel Moi, who irritably used the word as retaliation to Kenyans in the 1990s. At the time, political activists and Kenyans were calling for a constitutional review that would actively feature Kenyans' input.
According to McKinsey's Women in the Workplace 2020 study, women make up 48% of entry-level employees, but only 38% of managers, 34% of senior managers or directors, 29% of VPs, 23% of SVPs, and just 22% of C-suite executives. We kick off with our top 15 list of African women in the Corporate world. These women have torn down gender bias in the workplace by taking up SHE-EO (CEO), founders, head officers, and managerial seats in some of the continent's leading companies.