The current Board Chair and former Chief Executive Officer of the Business and Financial Times (B&FT), Dr. Edith Dankwa, has been ranked by Billionaires.Africa as part of the top ten female moguls, redefining the role of women on the African media scene.
The B&FT is Africa’s leading business newspaper founded over two decades ago in Ghana to provide authentic business and economic news that has contributed to shaping the growth and development of Africa’s economic and media landscape.
According to Billionaires.Africa, although Africa’s media industry is still nascent when compared to its European and U.S. counterparts, the new millennium witnessed an unexpected shift, as women began to feature more prominently in the media sector in the mid-2000s.
“African women are now daring to create their own media avenues and dictate the tone of the industry. While some now run their own media outfits, others are senior executives at leading media organizations”, the statement noted.
Ranked together with Dr. Edith Dankwa are nine other female media moguls who are making a definitive mark on the African media landscape through the ventures they founded or manage, while earning millions of dollars annually.
They are Mosunmola “Mo” Abudu from Nigeria CEO of EbonyLife Media, Mai Abdel Asim (Egypt) CEO of Media & More and Gwen Lister (Namibia) Founder of The Namibian.
The rest are Linda Ifeoma Ikeji (Nigeria) CEO of Linda Ikeji Blog/TV, Betty Irabor (Nigeria) CEO Genevieve Magazine, Anita Erskine (Ghana) Founder and Managing Director of Anita Erskine Media, Amy Mowafi (Egypt) Co-Founder of MO4 Network, Susan Makore (Zimbabwe) Commissioner of Zimbabwe Media Commission and Nancy Matimu (Kenya) CEO of MultiChoice.