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Jendayi Frazer, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs

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September 18, 2019

An acclaimed professor of African Affairs and International Security, Jendayi Frazer served as the United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs between 2005 and 2009. She had previously held prominent political offices, including a brief stint as U.S Ambassador to South Africa, the first female to stake…


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Fatma Samoura, FIFA Secretary-General

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September 11, 2019

Ranked by Forbes as the most powerful woman in international sports in 2018, Fatma Samoura is a Senegalese who currently serves as the Secretary-General for the FIFA, the international highest governing authority in football.  She became the first woman to occupy the position, having been appointed in 2016 by…


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Priscilla Chan, Co-founder, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

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July 24, 2019

Priscilla Chan is the Co-founder of Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a philanthropic foundation she founded with her husband, Mark Zuckerberg in December 2015.
The foundation focuses on using technology to prevent and eradicate disease, improve learning experiences for children, and reform the criminal justice system. It also aims to build a…


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Oprah Winfrey, Television Personality, Actress, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist

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June 19, 2019

Oprah Winfrey is an American media mogul, TV host, actress, and philanthropist.
Despite having a difficult childhood of poverty and sexual abuse, Winfrey rose to become one of the most visible, successful, and admired women of her time. She became a talk show expert, even going on to establish her…


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Melinda Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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May 1, 2019

A look at the rate of extreme poverty, poor health and access to education around the world tells us that these are indeed serious issues that need attention. Melinda Gates is one of those people addressing these challenges around the world. Gates is the co-chair of the Bill &…