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Final Remarks by Ophelia Weeks at the inauguration of the EJS Center

I am humbled and honored to have made the final cut from what I’ve learned was a very competitive field of candidates, to serve as Executive Director of this singularly and boldly unique Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development. The first Presidential Center in Liberia; one that includes a library, archives, museum, and a flagship women empowerment Amujae Leadership Program.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on VOA’s Daybreak Africa program

In a conversation with Voice of America’s (VOA) Moses Garzeawu, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf explained the purpose of the EJS Center and how it will help women leaders to be “more committed, more energized, more active, in taking and promoting intentional leadership, unabashedly.”

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf launches initiative to pave the way for women in leadership across Africa

On International Women’s Day, March 8, 2020, The Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development will officially launch with its flagship program – the Amujae Initiative. Amujae, pronounced ӓ mōō jāēē, means ‘we are going up’ in Kru, a Liberian language. The Initiative’s mission is to inspire and prepare women to unapologetically take up roles in the highest echelons of public leadership across Africa, and to bring other women along.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Joins ‘The Elders’

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.

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