Azar Besharat Moayeri

Azar Besharat Moayeri

Azar Besharat Moayeri became Edinburgh’s first female graduate in Chemical Engineering in 1967. She began a family business which manufactures Canada’s first natural wax products.

Matilda J. Clerk

Matilda Clerk

Dr Matilda Clerk was the first Ghanaian woman to secure a scholarship to study abroad. She dedicated herself to primary care and public health.

Julius Nyerere

Julius Nyerere

Julius Kambarage Nyerere led Tanganyika to Independence in 1961 and served as President of the Republic of Tanzania until his retirement in 1985.

Ansuyah Singh

Singh Natal

Ansuyah Singh’s was an esteemed doctor, radical activist and author. She helped to instigate progressive change in her society.

Hastings Banda

Hastings Banda

Banda died with an appalling record of human rights abuses and extortion – personally owning as much as 45% of Malawi’s GDP.

Oku Ampofo

Dr Oku Ampofo

Dr. Oku Ampofo’s ground-breaking studies in plant medicine led to over 300 plants being identified and certified as having medicinal properties.