In a world where stories are told and perceptions are shaped, we honor the remarkable women in the field of PR.
They are the architects of Influence, the masters of Communication and the Catalysts of change. We celebrate their unwavering passion, their boundless creativity and their relentless pursuit of success for every brand that they have managed.
Omawumi Ogbe is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief at GLAZIA; a lifestyle digital magazine that tells authentic African and global stories. Creating holistic experiences for its teeming readers across the globe. She is also the Managing Partner at one of Nigeria’s fastest growing PR & Communications agencies, GLG Communications. Ogbe currently serves as an executive member of congress and head of PR, Branding and Communications at the Life Coaches Association of Nigeria (LCAN).
She is also the co-founder of highly acclaimed events platform, 10X Thrive; a global initiative that brings world class speakers from across Africa, America, Europe, Asia and Australia to one spot. To equip career professionals, entrepreneurs, and organisations with practical tools that will help them thrive in their personal and professional lives.
Lorinda Voges is the founder and COO of 4Elements Media, a leading national PR and events company in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2016 4EM joined forces with the Kristan Investment Group adding 20 years of media connections from the Kristan Group of media companies to its arsenal. With a client list that includes Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Banana Republic, Clarins, Mugler, Convoy and South African celebrities such as Khuli Chana, Jimmy Nevis, Shashi Naidoo, Francois Hougaard, Boity Thulo.
Vanessa Amadi is a super-force of a woman, a top-notch music executive that has worked with some of the biggest names one could think of ranging from Beyoncé to Whitney Houston. She is fondly known as Miss Amadi in the industry. Not many people are aware of the fact that Miss Amadi is responsible for the talent management, and public relations of stars such as Davido, Tiwa savage, and FireboyDml. Miss Amadi has been able to utilize her impeccable managerial skills, coupled with her powerful network to achieve international success for her clients. A Public relations expert in every right of the word. She was one of the brains behind Davido’s 2019 much acclaimed 02 tour in London. She is also regarded as the spearheading force behind Tiwa savage’s International music publishing deal with Universal Music group.
Mimi Kalinda is the Group CEO and Co-Founder of the Africa Communications Media Group (ACG), a pan-African public relations and communications agency headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with offices in Kigali, Rwanda; Harare, Zimbabwe; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire. One of the most satisfying accomplishments of Mimi’s career is the part she played in raising $51 million for the African Union Ebola campaign.
Describing herself as a narrative shaper, Mimi has led workshops on Storytelling and Narrative in Leadership for the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa program, as well as for the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business: Women in Business Conference, and the Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit 2018 in Washington, DC.
Mimi is the Re-branding Africa Champion for Africa 2.0 and she was a finalist for the International African Woman of the Year Award at the Women4Africa Awards 2016. Mimi was featured in 2018 as a Forbes Afrique Top 40 Under 40 leader in the communications industry and a finalist of this year’s Standard Bank Top Women Awards (2019) in the Entrepreneur of the Year category. She is an Archbishop Tutu Leadership Program Fellow.
Farah Chirene Fortune is the Founder & Director of African Star Communications (ASC), and is a well-known business woman behind many successful celebrity & corporate brands.
She is better known to her clients & industry peers as “The Pitbull in Heels”. Farah built her business not by courting big clients, but by backing young up-and-comers, and growing her brand right alongside theirs. She was born in South Africa but spent most of her childhood and earlier adult years living in different parts of Europe, before moving back to South Africa in February 2004.
Diana Opoti is the Founder of leading Kenyan Kenyan fashion consultancy – Diana Opoti PR.
Her shift into fashion was accidental, stemming from the desire to showcase African talent to a wider audience. She began working on Designing Africa, a TV show that documented the new generation of emerging designers across the African content, and raised her profile as a champion for the continent’s fashion market.This led to the wildly successful 100 Days of African Fashion campaign on social media, that saw Diana travel the continent collecting locally made, innovative design pieces, which she showcased in 100 different outfits on her Instagram account.
After receiving increasing enquiries from fashion companies, Opoti transformed her media consultancy Artemis Media into Kenya’s first PR consultancy focusing exclusively on services for the fashion industry.
Faith Senam is an Accra-based Public Relations expert with over ten years experience and specialty in crafting strategies to support the growth of established and emerging brands and entrepreneurs in the African fashion, beauty and lifestyle industry.
As the Founder of E’April Public Relations, she manages communications and develops strategies to create brand awareness through a combination of 360-degree public relations campaigns, strategic partnerships, brand marketing, digital public relations, and events management.
She’s also the founder of Women in Public Relations Ghana, a not-for-profit organization that takes pride in advocating and nurturing the next generation of women for leadership positions.
She is currently an honorary member of the Global Women in Public Relations, awarded 40 under 40 Achiever in the Communications Category in 2020, named among 50 Inspiring Women in PR by Her Network in 2022