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On October 13, 2021, will reveal the names of the 50 most senior women leading Corporate Africa.  This list will be unlike any previous efforts to identify leading women in Africa.  It is the result of months of research into understanding the largest listed companies in Africa and then researching the management to identify women who sit in the number one spot. The Definitive List of Women CEOs is the product of a data-driven research project that began by identifying all publicly listed companies on all of the twenty-one stock exchanges in Africa – a list of over 1,400 companies.  The data for the analysis was provided by Bloomberg. From there, the researchers screened the companies in order to focus on the largest, those with a market capitalization of $150 million USD or larger, resulting in a list of 355 corporations.