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The flagship program of the EJS Center, the Amujae Initiative’s objective is to inspire and prepare women to unapologetically take up roles and excel in the highest echelons of public leadership, and to bring other women along.

‘Amujae’, pronounced ӓ mōō jāēē, means ‘we are going up’ in Kru, a Liberian language.

Launched on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2020, the vision for the Amujae Initiative is to shift the landscape for women in public leadership in Africa, moving from a culture of tokenism to one that truly values women leaders.



Meet the Amujae Leaders

Selected from across the continent, Amujae Leaders represent women from diverse backgrounds with a similar track record of achievements in public life and a shared passion for uplifting African women and girls and the continent as a whole.
Amujae Leaders – Year
Fadzayi Mahere

Adv. Fadzayi Mahere

(800 x 800) Aïda A. N'Diaye-Riddick

Aïda Alassane N’Diaye-Riddick

Angela Nwaka 800 x 800

Angela Nwaka

Angèle Makombo 800x800

Angèle Makombo

Anne Waiguru 800x800 (2)

Anne Waiguru

Blen A. Sahilu 800x800

Blen A. Sahilu

800x800 Headshot

Bogolo Kenewendo

Chilando Nakalima Chitangala

Chipokota Mwanawasa


Clare Akamanzi

Cornelia Kruah-Togba - 800 x800

Cornelia Kruah-Togba

Dagmawit 800x800

Dagmawit Moges Bekele

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