International Women’s Day: The Future Project Celebrates Women’s Contributions, Releases 100 Most Influential Women in Africa


International Women’s Day is on 8 March and this year, The Future Project joins the world to celebrate women’s achievements and contributions while raising awareness about the imperative of actions to drive gender equality.

Women worldwide are redefining what professionalism and excellence mean, and this is gradually being felt across different sectors. While this year’s theme focuses on embracing equity, it is necessary to refocus our influences to ensure the door is opened wide for women to accelerate the 5th Sustainable Development Goal which is to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

In 17 years, the Future Project – a nonprofit organization with the mandate to build empowered citizens across Africa, through (inclusive) enterprise and (active) citizenship, has been committed to inspiring young women in Africa. Through several activities such as The Future Awards Africa, Entrepreneurship schemes, and Nigerian Symposium For Young and Emerging Leaders, The Future Project has built a generation of African women ready to take positive actions and make the world a better place.

As we mark this year’s International Women’s Day, we are proud to announce the release of the “100 Most Influential Women in Africa” list, which recognizes and honors the accomplishments of women in different fields, including business, technology, entertainment, education, and politics.

The “100 Influential Women in Africa” list features remarkable women who have made a significant impact on their communities, inspiring others to follow in their footsteps.

“We are delighted to showcase the amazing women who are making a difference in Africa,” said The Future Project Executive Director, Ayodeji Razaq. “Their stories of resilience, creativity, and determination are truly inspiring, and we hope that their inclusion in this list will encourage and empower other women to pursue their dreams.”

The list includes women from different age groups and backgrounds, showcasing the diversity and richness of Africa’s vibrant community. From entrepreneurs and activists to scientists and artists, each woman on the list has a unique story to tell and has contributed to making Africa a better place.

The Future Project invites everyone to join us in celebrating these women and their achievements. Through their work, they have shown that gender should never be a barrier to success. We hope that their stories will inspire the next generation of women leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa and beyond.

The “100 Influential Women in Africa” list will be available on Future Project’s website, social media channels, and partner platforms on March 8, 2023. Join us in honoring these women and celebrating their contributions to society.