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The New Dawn Liberia: “’Dream big!’ Africa’s first female president urges women”

Following the launch of the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development on 8 March, The New Dawn Liberia highlighted the support that the Center and its flagship program, the Amujae Initiative, have received from leaders across the continent:

“For his part, former Nigerian President [Olusegun] Obasanjo acknowledged the firm determination of President Sirleaf in her desire to lift women in leadership. He gave an upbeat appraisal of his personal role in African politics and how Nigeria was able to negotiate its debt relief through his former Finance Minister Dr. Okonjo-Iweala, a woman.

In a keynote address, President George Weah acknowledged President Sirleaf describing her as an illustrious one who is well known for her exemplary leadership, both at home and abroad. Her career, he says has spanned a lifetime of extraordinary achievements, many of them as the first female to attain such heights.”

The New Dawn Liberia also outlined Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s call to action to support women’s public leadership:

“I hope to encourage everyone here today to participate in any way you can. Become a mentor. Lend expertise. Tell a story. Tell other people’s stories. Give support. Dream big. Come together and dream even bigger!”

Read the full post here.