Monday, December 17, 2012

Kenyans Grace Diplomatic Courier's Top Global Women

Two Kenyan women, Dr Christine Martey-Ochola and Juliana Rotich have been named in The Top Global Women by Diplomatic Courier.

Dr. Ochola who Co-founded the Sub-Saharan Africa Chamber of Commerce and founder Ms. Rotich were among other women from all over the world nominated by fellow women as having worked in improving the world. 

The list comprises of powerful inspirational women including Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, Iceland's Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Kamla Persad-Bissessar 
and Finland's president Tarja Halonen. 

Here are some short profiles of these great women:
Dr. Christine Martey-Ochola
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Dr Christine Martley-Ochola
  • Co-founder of the Sub-Saharan Africa Chamber of Commerce
  • Honored by U.S. President Obama as a Champion of Change, Christine is dedicated to helping small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Africa and the United States trade and invest in each other.
Juliana Rotich
  • Blogger, Entrepreneur
  • A prolific blogger and respected commentator on developments in African technology, Juliana co-founded the website, which crowd-sources information about crisis areas and collates it into live maps, allowing the media to cover crisis areas more effectively.
Kamla Persad-Bissessar
  • Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, May 26, 2010 to Present
  • As a former social worker, Persan-Bissessar strives to bring her compassion for every day people to a wider scope by decreasing the country’s growing murder rate, boosting pensions, and decreasing the growing poverty rate for Trinidad and Tobago.
Angela Merkel
  • Chancellor of Germany, Chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union
  • Committed to guiding Europe through the current financial crisis, Angela Merkel is the first female leader of a major continental European power.
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir
  • Prime Minister of Iceland, February 1, 2009 to Present
  • Jóhanna, as the world's first openly-gay leader, is committed to a feminist revolution in Iceland. Nearly half the country's legislature is now female, as are four of its ten cabinet members. She has also supported high-profile campaigns against rape and domestic violence. Prostitution and strip clubs have been banned. A law legalizing same-sex marriage passed unanimously, allowing Jóhanna to marry her longtime partner in 2010.
Sheryl Sandberg
  • COO of Facebook, United States
  • From Harvard to the World Bank to Facebook, Sheryl has earned the title of one of the world’s most powerful businesswomen. She has used that attention to bring awareness to the difficulties women face in gaining credibility in positions of power.
Tarja Halonen
  • President of Finland, March 1, 2000 to Present
  • Tarja is the first woman to hold the Presidency of Finland, and previously she served in parliament for 6 years. As a pioneer for civil rights, Tarja served as the chairmen of SETA, a major LBGT rights advocacy group.
Anne Itto
  • Deputy Secretary General for the Southern Sector, Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM),South Sudan
  • Anne has worked throughout South Sudan to provide development and reconstruction assistance to women. She has advised South Sudanese women on how to identify leadership roles within their political party before and after elections, and how to build strategic alliances around women.
For the complete list visit Diplomatic Courier 

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