Ugandan and Executive Director Oxfam International has yet again lifted Uganda’s flag high. This is after she was named among 100 LinkedIn Top Voices 2017: UK Influencers- they are – a group of the world’s foremost thinkers, leaders and innovators.
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‘ ‘To compile the list, LinkedIn used a combination of data and editorial signals designed to capture the voices making a mark in the UK.’’ Says Emily Spaven, UK News Editor at LinkedIn
She added: This includes engagement (specifically the likes, comments and shares across each member’s articles, posts and videos); growth of followers tied to publishing activity; and number of times the writer had been featured in editorial channels, a signal of high-quality content.
Here are the top Influencer voices in the UK this year:
Winnie Byanyima | Executive director, Oxfam
What she talks about: Byanyima focuses on all the topics Oxfam holds dear, from poverty to discrimination, and climate change to the fight for social justice.
“I’ve fought against inequality and for women’s rights and social justice since as long as I can remember. These power my writing,” she says.
Favourite conversation starter: Byanyima visited Northeast Nigeria and South Sudan and met front-line humanitarian workers fighting the famine crises.
Afterward, she wrote about her experiences in a moving article. “I was proud of this piece because it gave a voice to those people I met,” she tells LinkedIn.
The news story she found most interesting in 2017: Byanyima closely followed the resignation of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and hopes it marks “the beginning of a new dawn for the people of Zimbabwe” and those currently living under other African dictators.
Others are: Richard Branson | Founder, Virgin Group, James Caan | CEO, Recruitment Guide, Paul Polman | CEO, Unilever, Bernard Marr | Author and keynote speaker, Azeem Azhar | CEO, Exponential View, Meabh Quoirin | Co-owner and CEO, Foresight Factory