First African Director of Oxfam
As a teenager Winnie Byanyima fled to the UK, escaping from the repressive regime of Idi Amin in her native Uganda. She arrived with 300 dollars in cash - which turned out to be fake. But Winnie didn't let that stop her. She graduated in aeronautical engineering - went back to Uganda to join the resistance - and ended up as an MP. After working with the African Union and the United Nations, she's now become the first African director of the charity Oxfam.
Picture: Winnie Byanyima
Picture credit: Oxfam International