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Ghanaian author and feminist activist Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah is listed among the BBC 100 Women for the 2022 edition.

The multi-format series was established in 2013 with the goal to “examine the role of women in the 21st century.” Every year, the BBC unveils the list, celebrating the strides of remarkable women bringing about positive change across various walks of life. Previously listed African women have included the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, TV presenter Funmi Iyanda, politician and activist Obiageli Ezekwesili, as well as Ugandan psychiatrist Etheldreda Nakimuli-Mpungu, and Kenyan doctor Jemimah Kariuki.

Included in the 2022 list alongside Sekyiamah are Nigerian-American activist Ifeoma Ozoma, lawyer-turned-entrepreneur Monica Musonda, Kenyan referee at FIFA Salima Rhadia Mukansanga, Nigerian anti-slavery campaigner Hadizatou Mani, tech entrepreneur Asonele Kotu, sign-language interpreter Judy Kihumba, Egyptian dentist and humanitarian Gehad Hamdy, Ethiopian tech entrepreneur Samrawit Fikru, and Nigerian feminist political activist Ibijoke Faborode.

Head to the BBC to learn more about the inspiring work and advocacy of these incredible women.