Madam Zainab Hawa Bangura has been named among the 100 most influential African women of 2023 by AvanceMedia1. In response to this recognition, Madam Zainab dedicated her achievement to all women in Africa and Sierra Leone who dare to dream big, defy expectations, and pave the way for a brighter future1. She also urged women to remember the countless number of women who are making a difference in their communities either big or small, and to continue to amplify their voices, support their endeavors, and work together with them to create a world where all African women can thrive1.
Madam Zainab has served in reputable positions in Sierra Leone and internationally. She was the former United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict and has also held different ministerial positions in Sierra Leone