A Ghanaian woman Ruth Medufia has been named among a list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2018.

Ruth Medufia, a metal worker was mentioned as one of the women in the world who has made impact in the lives of people across the globe.

The research was done by the British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC).

Biography of Ruth Medufia

Ruth is a welder who lives in an urban slum community and aspires to be a role model for young women in the construction industry.

She has striven hard to influence the lives of individuals hence making her one of BBC’s inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2018.

How the selection was made

Ranging in age from 15 to 94, and from more than 60 countries, the BBC 100 Women list includes leaders, trailblazers and everyday heroes.

The BBC uses the life stories of these women to explore a variety of themes, including “using anger to spark action and uncovering women from the shadows of history”.

According to a statement from BBC, "some will be telling us about what they will be putting in the Freedom Trash Can - our digital bin for all the items women feel hold them back."

"Others will bring us stories of achievement against the odds - from the British woman who used her jail time to create an inspiring business, to the Afghan girl who was almost swapped for a boy," the statement added.