This is not a new list made by Forbes, keep calm and breathe! Rather, it is a very interesting monthly show on Bloomberg TV Africa. If you are in the Banking industry, you know all about Bloomberg, which is a privately held financial software, data and media company headquartered in New York City. Michael Bloomberg, who serves as Mayor of New York from 2001 until recently, founded this company.
I can’t stress enough the need for these type of shows. As a member of the diaspora, it is very difficult to keep up with the latest developments happening in my home country, let alone Africa. This is the main reason I religiously followed CNN’s Inside Africa and African Voices. Unfortunately Inside Africa is now devoted to the landscape of Africa, not the people. Like I said, it was time for a show entirely devoted to African women.
If you haven’t seen the show yet, I highly recommend it. It is very diverse and cover a lot of sectors and countries. You are bound to recognize someone.
About Bloomberg TV Africa
The about page on their website, one can read this statement:
Bloomberg TV Africa is a pan-African channel dedicated to providing the latest news and analysis, data and financial insight on the continent.
With the same global reporting standards as Bloomberg TV International, we strive to be an authoritative and accurate platform for the African business community, policy makers, high net worth individuals and the diaspora to create an influential African media community.
The target audience includes businesses reliant on precise financial news and information for sophisticated analysis and decision making with a focus on banking, finance, investments, and small and medium enterprises. However, our vast reach across the African continent and beyond, means that we cater for a wide range of interests from football and culture to technology and documentaries.
About the presenter: Uche Okoronkwo
Here is her Bio from BloombergTVafrica.com
Follow Uche on Twitter here: @Uche095
Uche Okoronkwo has been a rising star in Africa’s business and financial news landscape since her career in financial journalism kicked off in 2008. She graduated with an MA in Business and Financial Journalism from Columbia University’s prestigious school of Journalism. As a young African, passionate about socio-economic development in Africa, Uche has spent her seven-year career travelling across the continent, uncovering major development initiatives and debating on issues around current affairs in Africa.
She has interviewed captains of Industry, thought leaders, young entrepreneurs, top government officials and the man on the street on key issues that affect the future of continent.
Uche joined Bloomberg TV Africa in 2013 as an anchor. She produces and presents the show African Women to Watch, and contributes to the shows; African Business Weekly, Game Changers Africa, Africa Trending and Africa in Focus.
About The show
Bloomberg TV AFRICA’s AFRICAN WOMEN TO WATCH is a prime TV program, that celebrates the most fearless, competitive and visionary African women of our time, and explores the women working hard to close the gender gap and shaping the continent’s social, political and economic landscape.
A quick search on YouTube or on Bloomberg TV Africa will give you access to past episodes:
- African Women To watch : Finance
- African Women to Watch: Winnie Byanyima
- Bloomberg TV Features Sophia Bekele Founder of DotConnectAfrica as African Women to Watch
- African women to watch: Fashion
- African Women to Watch:Private Equity
- African Women to Watch: ICT
- African Women to Watch: Energy
- African Women to Watch: Beauty
- African Women to Watch: Capital Markets
Bloomberg is keeping to its roots of a Business media. The finance and business sector is at the heart of the show. And as a banker, I can’t tell you how delighted I am. Women in the Banking industry in Africa are almost invisible, in a sense. You never get to hear about them, unless they are Finance Minister. It is great to have women Finance Minister. It is even better, if we know women at every level of the Banks and other corporations – mid-level managers, senior managers, Managing directors and yes CEOs too.
Have you seen the show?