Nigerian master prose stylist and feminist, Chimamanda Adichie, has been named BBC’s most inspiring and impactful women of 2021.
The yearly BBC #100Women list is a platform to motivate people by sharing the stories of innovating women all over the world, who thrive to bring change, and become who they are today.
According to a statement by Omawumi Ogbe of GLG Communications, Chimamanda was listed under the “Culture and Education” category, which consists of 31 women out of the 100 chosen.
BBC also notes Adichie’s TED Talk in 2012, ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ started a worldwide conversation about feminism and was published as a book in 2014.
Others are Melinda Gates who co-chairs the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Malala Yousafzai, the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate; Samoa’s first Female Prime Minister, Fiamē Mata’afa; Prof. Heidi J Larson, who heads the Vaccine Confidence Project, among others.