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Forbes: The World's Most Powerful Black Women Business Leaders 2012

#81 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Up from #87 on the list last year, Okonjo-Iweala heads the business affairs of Nigeria as the country’s chief financial diplomat.

Last year I suggested that perhaps Iweala had left her post at the World Bank for political posturing. This year she was short-listed for World Bank leader. The sky’s the limit for this political leader who possesses such a solid business and economic background.

(Photo by MYCHELE DANIAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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