Wangari Maathai (Kenya): The first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her environmental work and advocacy, inspiring sustainable development.

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim (Mauritius): A biologist and former president of Mauritius, promoting science education and women's empowerment in STEM fields.

Hellen Omondi (Kenya): An accomplished scientist and entrepreneur, pioneering biotechnological research in Africa and championing women's leadership in STEM.

Nthabiseng Legoete (South Africa): An engineer and founder of Quali Health, using technology to improve healthcare access in underserved communities.

Ola Orekunrin (Nigeria): A medical doctor and founder of Flying Doctors Nigeria, revolutionizing emergency healthcare with air ambulance services.

Ciku Kimeria (Kenya): A tech entrepreneur and co-founder of Africent Group, working to bridge the digital divide and promote tech innovation in Africa.

Aissa Wade (Senegal): A mathematician and computer scientist, leading research in graph theory and contributing to STEM education in Senegal.

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