Former Pres. Sirleaf Bags International Recognition


The International Women’s Forum and Leadership (IWF&L) has honored and inducted Liberia’s Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf into the Hall of Fame at its annual gala event in Miami, USA.

Former Pres. Sirleaf is among other great women leaders including Alice Walton from around the world who received honors and induction.

Each year, the International Women Forum & Leadership honors women who have set groundbreaking precedents through their work and example since 1985. The international group has indicted over 80 women into its hall of fame.

These global leaders span continents, careers, and viewpoint but are united by their level of achievement. Previous amongst the honorees include former US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Humanitarian and actress Audrey Hepbum and Civil Rights Icon Rosa Parks.

As described by the international Women Forum, Madam Johnson-Sirleaf, the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate has continuously remained a powerful voice and advocates for peace and democracy in the region yea the world.

“Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has led a groundbreaking career in public service and remains a role model for women and girls on the continent of Africa and throughout the world-We are honored to induct her into our Hall of Fame”, IWF President Teresa Weintraub noted.

Former Pres. Sirleaf won elections in 2005 as the first democratic female president on the African Continent and remained in power for two successive terms.

Alice Walton, a philanthropist, who is also being inducted along with Madam Sirleaf, has focused on how access to education and the arts can transform lives. Working with her family through the Walton Family Foundation, she has helped create access to opportunities for people and communities in education, the environment and investments in her home region of northwest Arkansas.

In addition to the induction of the former Pres. Johnson-Sirleaf and Walton, the IWF/LF also celebrated five Women who Made Difference. Each year, select chapters of IWF from across 33 countries nominate Members who have made a difference in their communities and beyond.

This year, IWF/LF recognized Frédérique Bedos, journalist, documentarian, and Founder and President of Le Projet Imagine, IWF France, Sue English, physician, women’s health expert and Founder of Bayside Friends of Salesian Missions, East Timor, IWF Australia, Beverly Wade Hogan, President of Tougaloo College, IWF Mississippi; Joan Carter, Co-founder, and President of UM Holdings, IWF Pennsylvania, Susana Sierra, Partner and Executive Director at BH Compliance, IWF Chile.

The International Women Forum is an invitation-only, membership organization comprised of more than 6,800 diverse and accomplished women from 33 nations on six continents. IWF is dedicated to building better leadership globally and locally. IWF’s Leadership Foundation supports high-potential women through leadership development programs.

The Forum brings together an unprecedented global membership to exchange ideas, to learn and inspire and to build better leadership

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