Joyce Banda

Joyce Banda is not only the first female President in Malawi but a women right’s  activist as well – so when it comes to sexual harassment, i bet she knows it better than anyone.  Of course, if you are in San Diego,   sexual harassment San Diego  is the place to go to, to get help and to stop sexual harassment.

Before she even became the President of Malawi, Joyce Banda was very active already in politics and was the founder of the Joyce Banda Foundation and the National Association of Business Women and had a active role in a Hunger project and the Young women leadership network as well.   Forbes named Joyce Banda the 71st most powerful woman in the world and also the most powerful in Africa.

Aliko Dangote

With a net worth of $10.1 billion dollars – he is the Richest man in Africa so I read.  I’m always interest in learning about their life – their business and how they become so successful.  Making into both TIMES and Forbes richest list – this Nigerian businessman made his fortune from sugar, cement as well as shipping and many others.  So what is so special about this Nigerian billionaire?

Well, he owns a company that is in the Stock Exchange and is said to be valued at US $3billion and has the largest cement plant.  He also funded the Obasanjo re-election campaign 8 years ago and contributed to good cause like the national mosque and the presidential library – one wonders if he is also interested in politics himself or just for business.  Married with 3 kids – I read that he started as a trader himself and in such short years – became a multibillionaire -now isn’t that something?

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela is an inspiration to me because of his part in bringing multi-racial democracy in South Africa.   Whenever, I hear people calling me a `chink`or talking down to me – because they think I am a Chinese and I come from China – I think of Nelson Mandela and all his courageous effort and his belief.  He fought for the things he believed in.

Nelson Mandela was the president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999 – he was the first African president elected by a full democratic election.   He has received a Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and more than 250 awards.  Mandela was thrown into prison for plotting to overthrow the government and because of his imprisonment – I think he had gain so much credibility – so much so that when he was released he became the people`s hero.