Co-founder of a microfinance bank that helps struggling business women, Alima Hussein is a young mother with a hectic schedule.
Gender always plays a role ... even subconsciously.
Currently living in Mozambique's capital Maputo, she manages the external relations teams for mining multinational Rio Tinto - a role which requires strategic thinking and strict confidentiality.
Alima is a quiet leader but her diplomacy skills give her power in the trickiest situations.
It is the quiet ones you have to watch!
Source: Al Jazeera