Amazons on Boards


Breaking Barriers: Tariye Gbadegesin Leads the Charge as CEO of Climate Investment Funds, Inspiring Women to Shape the Climate Future.

In the wake of COP28 and the escalating global discourse on climate change, a transformative figure has emerged to spearhead the charge. Tariye Gbadegesin, a woman of unparalleled resourcefulness, is poised to make history as the first female African Chief Executive Officer of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF). Her assumption of this groundbreaking role in March 2024 marks a crucial turning point in the worldwide pursuit of sustainable climate solutions.

Positives of the Pandemic – More People May Reconsider Their Health Insurance Needs

Ms. Karuaihe-Martin has over 28 years experience in the financial sector after having worked in various financial institutions that include PWC (Partner/Director within the Strategic Advisory, Risk and Corporate Governance) Tax Leader), with the past 7 years in the Insurance industry. She has extensive experience and expertise in Insurance, Reinsurance, Taxation, Internal Audit, Accounting and Finance, Business Strategy, Project Management, Valuations, Advisory Consulting, Risk, Control and Fraud and Corporate Governance.

Tackling Youth Unemployment in Nigeria: Rolake Rosiji Comes on Board as Jobberman New CEO

Being home to the second-largest proven oil reserves and the largest youth population in Africa has not exempted Nigeria from youth unemployment, as the country is still grappling with acute unemployment in the formal and informal labour markets. Although this is a global concern, developing countries seem to be facing more of this problem than those in the rich world. Economic development relies on the creation of more productive jobs for an ever-rising share of the workforce. It is in this regard that Jobberman, one of the largest job placement platforms in sub-Saharan Africa, was formed to tackle youth unemployment in Africa. The company recently appointed Rolake Rosiji who has with a decade of global experience in strategic leadership and operational excellence as CEO with a focus “to broaden the impact beyond the white-collar space and continue to work closely with Jobberman’s impact partners in tackling youth unemployment in Nigeria.” Rolake recently took…

BoN Celebrates Women Commercial Bank Leadership

Bank of Namibia recently organized an event in celebration of women taking over the reins at four of Namibia’s biggest banks with a combined value of more than N$90 billion. The event which held at the country’s capital city, Windhoek, had in attendance several dignitaries, including the four women whose achievements have inspired other women to take action and aspire to impact themselves. The four women shared their stories on their journeys up the corporate ladder. All echoed the importance of having the quality of delivering solid performance – regardless of one’s gender. Ester Kali, a trailblazer in the field, was appointed chief executive officer in 2014 and as CEO of The Bankers Association Namibia (BAN), in June 2020. In 2016, Bank Windhoek announced the appointment of Beronice Hans as its managing director. Last year, while the country battled with Covid-19, Nedbank Namibia appointed Usakos-born and raised Martha Murorua as new managing director,…

WTO: Why Okonjo-Iweala is yet to be named the new Director-General

By Kingsley Okeke

But for the United States’ opposition to her candidacy, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala would have been named the first African and female to lead the World Trade Organization – WTO. The organization’s effort to name a new leader hit a glitch after the Trump-led administration said it wouldn’t back the appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to be the WTO’s next director-general.

Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala: A leading global Icon and torchbearer for African Women on Boards

In spite of the universal plea for gender equality and the regular policy conversations around it, progress in terms of diversity on corporate boards seems particularly slow and laced with tokenism. This is particularly so in Africa where only 12% of corporate board positions are filled by women, despite women comprising a large proportion of the population. This percentage shown by a survey carried out by the African Development Bank is a far cry from gender equality.