Dr. Retselisitsoe Matlanyane, is the Governor of the Central Bank of Lesotho (CBL) and the first female Governor in the history of the bank. She holds a PhD in Economics with specialization in macro-econometric and economy wide modeling from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Dr. Retselisitsoe was named among the Inaugural List of 100 Most Influential African Women in 2019 by Avance Media.
In the quest of inspiring the next generation of women in Africa who are passionate about leading change and challenging the Status Quo, Avance Media through its girls’ empowerment project, Be A Girl, launched this annual publication to highlight and celebrate the astounding accomplishments of 100 women from Africa dubbed: 100 Most Influential African Women.
As a leading PR & Rating firm, Avance Media has been engaged in changing the narrative about Africans through rating and ranking publications and this project presents us another opportunity not only to celebrate Africans but showcase the individual and collective works of women who are earnestly inspiring the next generation of leaders in Africa.
Presented as a ranking of the 100 Most Influential African Women, the publication presents a summary of women who have climbed the corporate ladder, started their own businesses, or have been at the forefront of decision making both locally and internationally.
Notable personalities featured include but are not limited to: Presidents, Diplomats, Board Chairs, CEOs, Scholars, Chancellors, Politicians, and Philanthropists but are individuals of distinguished personalities in their field of work.