NGO Founder, Public Servant, Women’s Advocate
Cornelia Kruah-Togba is a Liberian public servant and advocate for youth and women’s empowerment. She started her career in 2011 as the Youth Program Officer of the Angie Brooks International Centre for Women’s Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and Security (ABIC), working on initiatives such as the Women’s Situation Room (WSR), and the UN High Level Panel in Monrovia.
In 2014, she became the Program Assistant in the President’s Delivery Unit at the Ministry of State for Presidential Affairs. She then took up an assignment as Executive Assistant to the Minister of Public Works and as Chief of Staff to the Minister of Education, a position she maintained until her departure for graduate school in May 2017. She also established the Young Women’s Empowerment Network (YOWENET) in 2017. This organization aims to build a strong network of women who would excel in their various career paths and especially in politics.
In November 2018, Cornelia ran as a candidate of the former ruling Unity Party and came 3rd out of 11 candidates for Representative of District 13, Montserrado County. She is currently a second-year student at the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law in Liberia. She has an MA in International Politics and Economics from the Kingston University in London, United Kingdom.
In January 2018, Cornelia was admitted into the Order of the Star of Africa for her contributions to Liberia by former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.