She’s been called one of the most powerful women in the world, a description that carries as much controversy as cache. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala moved from Nigeria’s Finance Minister to Managing Director of the World Bank, where she was the first female and black candidate to make a bid for the Bank's presidency. During her tenure there, she became a fierce advocate for development in Africa, suggesting that business investment does more good than international aid. When she returned to the Nigerian government, Okonjo-Iweala worked to eradicate corruption and improve transparency - a monumental task in a country rife with graft from the top down. The effort to change a culture from within left her vulnerable to criticism. We’ll find out how Okonjo-Iweala navigates these challenges when she joins The Stream for an intimate conversation.

On this episode of The Stream, we'll speak to: 

Ngozi Okonjo Iweala @NOIweala
Global development economist
gavi.org

Nurul Izzah Anwar @n_izzah
Member of Parliament, Malaysia
nurulizzah.com

Ola Orekunrin @NaijaFlyingDr
Medical doctor & founder, The Flying Doctors
flyingdoctorsnigeria.com

Busisiwe Mkhumbuzi @BusiMkhumbuzi
Entrepreneur

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