Africa's Female-Factor

How do Female CEOs Perform compared to their male counterparts?

To mark the evolution of’s Definitive List of Women CEOs, now in its third year, researched and analyzed the listed companies on Africa’s 24 stock exchanges to compare the performance of companies where women hold the top position as CEO.

Through A Gender Lens

quantifiable research

This work represents one of the first analyses of the performance of publicly listed companies in Africa conducted through a gender lens.  No other list of African businesswomen is grounded in this type of quantifiable research.  Based on this methodology, we believe that there may be more women who meet these stringent criteria, but whose corporate websites do not identify them.  If you are aware of any women who meet these criteria, please email us at so that we may update the next edition of the Definitive List.

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