Renuka Methil and the ceiling crashers

Renuka Methil, managing editor of Forbes Africa and Forbes Woman Africa recently spoke at the 2020 Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit, held on Friday, 6 March at the Durban ICC, ahead of International Women’s Day last Sunday.

In her welcome address of the fifth edition of the Summit, she shared her views on the current state of women in leadership across the African continent.

Coinciding with the Summit, in the March issues of the magazines, was the release of a first of its kind unranked list of Africa’s 50 most powerful women.

Surely if this room were a country, this would be the Africa we dream about – a unified continent with colossal women leading every sector.

Methil believes that each of these women has earned an invitation to this success. “This is your hard-earned victory,” she said.

When you thought you were alone, when you made the long zigzag, risky climb to the top, as an entrepreneur, as a head of state, as an Olympic athlete, as a scientist, as an artist, as an activist, as a woman who has gone through dark nights and even darker days. This here today is your moment in time.

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