Last year, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, first female Head of State in Africa and former Liberian president, joined ‘The Elders’, a group of former world leaders tasked with ensuring global peace and universal human rights.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in Apolitical: As Africa’s first woman president, I believe our future leaders must be female
In a piece for Apolitical, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf outlined the crucial role that women play in advancing development across Africa.
Two years on from being awarded the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf continues to live up to her title as Liberia’s ‘Iron Lady’. Africa’s first ever woman Head of State became the first female winner of the coveted prize in February 2018.