Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the 1st female president of Liberia and 1st elected female head of state in Africa.  Winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the 1st female president of Liberia and 1st elected female head of state in Africa. Winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.

Ellen Sirleaf (b. 29 Oct 1938) is the 24th & current President of Liberia. She served as Minister of Finance from 1979 until the 1980 coup d'état, after which she left Liberia & held senior positions at various financial institutions. She placed 2nd in the 1997 presidential election won by Charles Taylor. She won the 2005 presidential election & took office on 16 January 2006, and she was a successful candidate for re-election in 2011. Sirleaf is the first elected female head of state in…

Ellen Sirleaf (b. 29 Oct 1938) is the 24th & current President of Liberia. She served as Minister of Finance from 1979 until the 1980 coup d'état, after which she left Liberia & held senior positions at various financial institutions. She placed 2nd in the 1997 presidential election won by Charles Taylor. She won the 2005 presidential election & took office on 16 January 2006, and she was a successful candidate for re-election in 2011. Sirleaf is the first elected female head of state in…

Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the  President of Liberia, the first elected female head of state in Africa and a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. She is listed as the 70th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. Associate degree in accounting at Madison Business College, she studied economics and public policy at Harvard, earning a Master of Public Administration.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the President of Liberia, the first elected female head of state in Africa and a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. She is listed as the 70th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. Associate degree in accounting at Madison Business College, she studied economics and public policy at Harvard, earning a Master of Public Administration.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is Africa's first female President (Liberia) and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner. Her work has had a significant impact on women’s rights and the peace movement.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is Africa's first female President (Liberia) and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner. Her work has had a significant impact on women’s rights and the peace movement.

President of Liberia - In 2005, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became the first woman to be elected president of an African state, following elections organized by the UN. On the 7th October 2011, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf received the Nobel Peace Prize, which she shares with two other women, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman, for their pacifist commitment in favor of male-female equality.

President of Liberia - In 2005, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became the first woman to be elected president of an African state, following elections organized by the UN. On the 7th October 2011, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf received the Nobel Peace Prize, which she shares with two other women, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman, for their pacifist commitment in favor of male-female equality.

International Women's Day: Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the world's first elected black female president and Africa's first elected female head of state.

International Women's Day: Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the world's first elected black female president and Africa's first elected female head of state.

“The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”    - Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

“The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” - Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

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