ASTRAIA proudly announces that Joyce Banda joined the foundation’s honorary board. Joyce Banda is Malawi’s first female president. Moreover she founded the National Association of Business Women and the Joyce Banda Foundation, which promotes economic independence and education for girls and women in Malawi. Banda is a mother of five children and currently ranked No. 71 on the Forbes List of the most powerful women worldwide. Forbes considers her as Africa’s most powerful woman as well. She has been numerously awarded for her extensive social and political commitment.