Sophie Ikenye among Africa’s top 100 influential women

 Africa rating and PR firm Avance Media has announced its list of Africa’s top 100 influential women.

The list representing 35 countries says they have changed the feminine narrative and challenging the status of women in the continent.

Some of the honorees have expressed interest in offering mentorship opportunities to young women from across the continent through the Be A Girl Mentorship program which is being launched to upsurge the impact of the publication.

Kenya’s Sophie Ikenye is among the list. The beautiful media girl has inspired many in her 12 years in media.

kenye studied mass communication in Kenya and got an internship at the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC). She worked at KBC, Citizen TV, NTV Kenya.

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In 2016, Sophie Ikenye was listed on the 100 Most Influential Young Africans by Africa Youth Awards. She was at the same time listed on the 100 Most Influential Young Kenyans.The list encompasses presidents, diplomats, board chairs, CEOs, commissioners, scholars, politicians and philanthropists, notable among them are: Ethiopia’s President H.E. Sahle-Work Zewde, Liberia’s Vice President H.E. Jewel Taylor, Namibia’s Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dr Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, United Nations Deputy Secretary General H.E. Amina J. Mohammed and former presidents, H.E. Ellen Sirleaf Johnson and H.E. Catherine Samba-Panza.

The list also features young women activists such as AU Youth Envoy Aya Chebbi, Farida Bemba Nabourema and Ilwad Elman. A biography of each honouree is published on 100women.advancemedia.org.