Presidents Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Joyce Banda, U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, media mogul Oprah Winfrey and Xerox CEO Ursula Burns are some of the influential Black leaders featured in Forbes Magazine's 2014 list of "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women."
Each year, the World Economic Forum invites global leaders in politics and business to Davos, Switzerland, for a five-day meeting aimed at cultivating solutions to the world's most pressing problems. Take a look at some of the attendees hailing from the continent of Africa.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerian finance minister, has been recommended for the top post at the World Bank by a handful of African nations. A growing chorus of supporters from around the world also favor her candidacy for the top job.