Entertainment to Politics to Business: 20 Global Power Women of Color to Watch in 2016

These leading ladies hold power positions, impact lives, and set trends

SOUTH AFRICA: Terry Pheto

This actress and producer is best known for her leading role as Miriam in the 2005 Oscar-winning feature film Tsotsi, but has accomplished much more since then. Pheto appeared in other films such as Catch a Fire (2006), Goodbye Bafana (2007), and How to Steal 2 Million (2012).

She’s had film roles in award-nominated film and TV projects including SABC2’s Hopeville, The Bold and the Beautiful, Catch a Fire, and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Late last year she wrapped production of roles in films A United Kingdom, about Botswana’s first president marrying a white woman in the 1940s, and a South African set drama called Cuckold.

Her latest feat: Landing the support and U.S. distribution of a film she co-produced called Ayanda, from award-winning Selma director Ava DuVernay. As awards season begins, many film critics and lovers will be looking to see if there’s an Oscar nod in the works for the film.

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