Ajayi-Akinfolarin, Amina Mohammed, Tinubu,

Three Nigerians have been listed on the BBC list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2018.

Amina J. Mohammed, Bola Tinubu, and Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin are the three Nigerians on the list.

Bola Tinubu, Founder of the Cece Yara Foundation, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economic and Social Studies from the University of Manchester, U.K., and a Law degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. She was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 1993 and has undertaken training in the prevention of child sexual abuse, and the counselling of victims, as well as child protection.

Amina J. Mohammed is the Deputy Secretary General, United Nations. Amina was Nigeria’s Minister of Environment from November 2015 to December 2016. She served as Special Adviser to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Post-2015 Development Planning. Before joining the UN, she worked for three successive administrations in Nigeria, serving as Special Advisor on the Millennium Development Goals, providing advice on issues including poverty, public sector reform and sustainable development, and coordinating programmes worth $1 billion annually for MDG-related interventions. She is also an Adjunct Professor in Development Practice at Columbia University.

Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin is a social impact entrepreneur who facilitates opportunities for vulnerable young girls in Nigeria through Pearls Africa Foundation (an NGO she founded that focuses on promoting the cause and advancement of vulnerable young girls and women for the purpose of economic independence). With more than 12 years of experience in Information Technology Solutions Development, she is also an experienced, certified and also qualified Information Technology Professional, a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), Oracle Database Administrator (OCDBA), among others.

According to the BBC, the 100 women on the list are aged between 15 and 94, and are from more than 60 countries.

Others on the list are as follows:

Esraa al-Shafei

Svetlana Alekseeva

Lizt Alfonso

Nimco Ali

Isabel Allende

Boushra Yahya Almutawakel

Alina Anisimova

Frances Arnold

Uma Devi Badi

Judith Balcazar

Cindy Arlette Contreras Bautista

Leyla Belyalova

Analia Bortz

Fealofani Bruun

Raneen Bukhari

Joy Buolamwini

Barbara Burton

Tamara Cheremnova

Chelsea Clinton

Stacey Cunningham

Jenny Davidson

Asha de Vos

Gabriella Di Laccio

Xiomara Diaz

Noma Dumezweni

Chidera Eggerue

Shrouk El-Attar

Nicole Evans

Raghda Ezzeldin

Mitra Farazandeh

Mamitu Gashe

Meena Gayen

G.E.M.

Fabiola Gianotti

Julia Gillard

Elena Gorolova

Randi Heesoo Griffin

Janet Harbick

Jessica Hayes

Thando Hopa

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim

Reyhan Jamalova

Jameela Jamil

Liz Johnson

Lao Khang

Joey Mead King

Krishna Kumari

Marie Laguerre

Veasna Chea Leth

Ana Graciela Sagastume Lopez

Maria Corina Machado

Nanaia Mahuta

Sakdiyah Maruf

Lisa McGee

Kirsty McGurrell

Becki Meakin

Ruth Medufia

Larisa Mikhaltsova

Yanar Mohammed

Joseline Esteffania Velasquez Morales

Robin Morgan

Nujeen Mustafa

Dima Nashawi

Helena Ndume

Kelly O'Dwyer

Yuki Okoda

Olivette Otele

Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo

Park Soo-yeon

Ophelia Pastrana

Viji Penkoottu

Brigitte Sossou Perenyi

Vicky Phelan

Rahibi Soma Popere

Valentina Quintero

Sam Ross

Fatma Samoura

Juliet Sargeant

Sima Sarkar

Shaparak Shajarizadeh

Haven Shepherd

Nenney Shushaidah Binti Shamsuddin

Hayat Sindi

Jacqueline Straub

Donna Strickland

Kanpassorn Suriyasangpetch

Setsuko Takamizawa

Nargis Taraki

Ellen Tejle

Helen Taylor Thompson

Errollyn Wallen

Safiya Wazir

Gladys West

Luo Yang

Maral Yazarloo-Pattrick

Tashi Zangmo

Jing Zhao

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