Women leaders from across the African continent gather for the Amujae Leadership Forum in Monrovia

Convened by the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development, the Forum will address the theme of “Building Resilience” during uncertain times

The Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development (EJS Center) is delighted to welcome women leaders from across the African continent to Monrovia for the second Amujae Leadership Forum.

The women taking part in the Forum are part of the Amujae Initiative, the EJS Center’s flagship program. The initiative prepares women to excel in the highest echelons of public leadership and bring other women along.

Drawn from a diverse range of personal and professional backgrounds, the Amujae Leaders include members of parliament, a governor, a mayor, and several government ministers from 16 countries across Africa. They were selected through a rigorous application process from hundreds of applicants and they each have a track record of demonstrable achievements in public life and a drive to uplift African women and girls.

This year’s Forum will be the first gathering of Amujae Leaders since the official launch on March 8, 2020, on the cusp of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Focused on the theme “Building Resilience,” the Forum aims to equip the Amujae Leaders with the tools to continue their leadership journeys through uncertain times and support their respective countries in rebuilding following COVID-19. It also harnesses the power of these accomplished women leaders in advancing women’s leadership in Liberia and across the African continent.

The Amujae Leaders will hear from a range of distinguished speakers, including Madam Sirleaf, Amb. Deborah Malac, Former Ambassador of the United States to Liberia and EJS Center Board members during the private, three-day Forum.

Addressing the Amujae Leaders ahead of the Forum, Madam Sirleaf said:

“We’ve been waiting for this to happen. We’re excited about all you will exchange among yourselves, and we are looking forward to what will be a great three days.

“We hope you will leave more emboldened, more empowered, and more ready to take on whatever comes your way as you seek to achieve your leadership goals.”

The Amujae Leadership Forum has been organized with support from Big Win Philanthropy.

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