2019 Richest and Influential Women in Botswana

  1. Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi
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Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi is a Motswana journalist and politician representing the ruling Botswana Democratic Party who has served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Botswana since 2014. She was appointed to the National Assembly of Botswana in 1999 as one of the four specially selected members and was re-elected in the 2004 general elections. 

Venson-Moitoi was the Minister of Works, Transport and Communications from 2001 to 2002 and Minister of Trade, Industry, Wildlife and Tourism from 2002 to 2004. She was appointed as the Minister of Communications, Science, and Technology in 2004. In the 2009 cabinet, Venson-Moitoi was appointed Minister of Communications, Science and Technology, and later she was appointed as Minister of Education.

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