ELLEN JOHNSON SIRLEAF

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Our Work

When women are in decision-making roles, they prioritize areas that are fundamental to safe, stable and thriving societies: health, education, youth development and conflict resolution. Through our work, we strengthen women leaders, by equipping them with the right skills and knowledge to face the complex challenges head-on and overcome the obstacles. Find out more about each of our initiatives below.

Flagship Initiatives

Campaigns

#HaveHerBack

African women remain underrepresented in leadership across the public and private sectors. There are just five women serving as Prime Ministers and two serving as Presidents across the continent. Only one out of every four members of parliament is a woman. And women remain significantly outnumbered in the top ranks of African businesses.

Publications

In April 2023, the EJS Center – in partnership with Big Win Philanthropy – welcomed the third cohort of Amujae Leaders. This intergenerational cohort comprises 12 high-achieving women public leaders with great aspirations for their countries. Among this year’s cohort are former and current cabinet ministers, parliamentarians, and advisors to executive and civil society leaders. This cohort was inducted into the Amujae network at the 2023 Amujae Leadership Forum held on the 26th and 27th of April 2023 at the Radisson Blu Hotel (Upper Hill) in Nairobi, Kenya. Beyond the induction forum, Amujae Leaders have access to an array of capacity-building and visibility-enhancing opportunities, as well as a committed network of peers and coaches through the EJS Center.
According to the Global Gender Gap Report 2022, it will take another 132 years to close the gender gap. Despite all these limitations, African women are drivers of progress, and this yearly publication is dedicated to celebrating their efforts and contributions towards Africa’s success. Centring on African women’s progress throughout 2022, the report notes the achievements of women at the highest levels of the Legislature, Executive, and Judiciary. 

General Inquiry

Amujae Initiative

Media Inquiry

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