Three Kenyans Named Among BBC Top 100 Influential Women

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(Last Updated On: September 28, 2017)

Three Kenyans have made the list for the world’s 100 inspirational women which was released on Wednesday by BBC as part of its 100 women campaign.

Radio and television host Adelle Onyango, TV presenter and radio news anchor at Capital FM Anita Nderu and Naomi Mwaura, a lead organizer of the anti-harassment protest #MyDressMyChoice are the Kenyan women in the list.

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(l-r) Adelle Onyango, Anita Nderu, and Naomi Mwaura

The list also included four other African women including Ellen Johnson the 24th and current President of Liberia since 2006 and the first elected female head of state in Africa.

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The 24th and current President of Liberia since 2006 and the first elected female head of state in Africa

This year, the women on the list will be part of the 100 Women Challenge, tackling some of the biggest problems facing women around the world.

Coming together in four teams, the women will share their experiences and create innovative ways to tackle The glass ceiling (#Teamlead), Female illiteracy (#Teamread), Street harassment (#Teamgo) and Sexism in sport (#Teamplay).

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With help and inspiration from women who face these challenges daily, as well as star ambassadors and the BBC’s global audience, they will have a week to invent, develop and deliver a prototype. This could be a tech solution, product or campaign that tackles the issue.

100 Women was established in 2013 as an annual series focused on a list of 100 inspirational women.

The list was supported by news, features, investigations and interviews highlighting the work of these women, targeting female audiences.

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