Transparency International in celebration of the International Women’s Day, 2019 which was marked on Friday, March 8, identified and honoured eight different women who have utilized their intellect and applied their voice to fight corruption around the world.
Among the eight powerful women is Nigeria’s former minister of finance, Mrs. NgoziOkonjo-Iweala, a renowned economist and finance management expert.Okonjo-Iweala had worked with World Bank and the Transparency International for over two decades. She has acquired sterling work experience in the field of finance which is admired and sought for internationally. Meanwhile, Mrs.Okonjo-Iweala says that she is ready to contest for the post of World Bank’s president once again.
The International Women’s Day (IWD) is marked March 8 every year and it is a global day that celebrates the social, economic cultural and political achievements of women. The theme for the year’s campaign is Balance for Better.
The other seven awardees are RobtelNeajaiPailey of Liberia, Claudia Escobar of Guatemala, AlexsandriaOcasi-Cortez of the United States of America, Khadija Ismayilova an investigative journalist , Ana Garridos Ramos, Soledad Jarquin and all Women at the Transparency International.