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21 April 2023 – Amujae cohort announcement

We are delighted to announce the third cohort of accomplished African women – the 2023 Amujae Leaders – joining our flagship program, the Amujae Initiative.

The third cohort is made up of 12 women leaders from 10 countries across the African continent. They include current government ministers, members of parliament, senior government advisors, and activists engaged with issues ranging from economic development to gender equality and youth empowerment.

More information about the impressive 2023 Amujae Leaders can be found here: https://ejscenter.org/our-work/amujae-initiative/2023-amujae-leaders/

Welcoming the new cohort, our Founder, former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, said:

“I am incredibly proud to be welcoming the EJS Center’s third cohort of Amujae Leaders. These 12 women have already demonstrated staggering success over the course of their careers and have the ambition and commitment to enact real change as public leaders.

They follow in the footsteps of our first and second cohorts who continued to go from strength to strength and will undoubtedly serve as sisters and supporters as our new leaders embark on their Amujae journey.”

These talented women will build upon the foundations laid by the first two cohorts of Amujae Leaders and will be supported by a distinguished group of Amujae Coaches, including former heads of state and leaders of international institutions, who provide insight and guidance drawn from their invaluable experience in public leadership.

Interim EJS Center Executive Director, Oley Dibba-Wadda, added:

“There is no program like the Amujae Initiative out there, and it fills me with hope that another 12 brilliant African women will be joining the sisterhood to continue their development as public leaders.

As an Amujae Leader myself, I know all too well the enriching and joyous journey our third cohort is about to embark on. Their first and second cohort sisters stand ready and waiting to welcome and support them on their own unique leadership journeys.”

We’re excited to work with these exceptional leaders to continue our mission to inspire and prepare African women to ascend to the highest levels of leadership, charting a path for others to follow.

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