Most people have heard about Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf whose name has been carved into history as first ever female president to be elected in Africa,which restored so much peace and stability for the people of Liberia. Recently,it happened again when Her excellency Joyce Banda was elected President of Malawi, and Catherine Samba Panza of Central Africa Republic,meaning Africa now three two female heads of state.
But did you know that a Liberian woman by name Leymah Gbowee was the force behind how Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War? Or that the only woman in the world who was awarded the same prize (world Children's Prize) alongside Nelson Mandela,which singled her out as a hero AND Newsweek named her amongst 150 women who shake the world AND she is a CNN Hero plus more than 30 global awards in her name is an African woman by name Betty Makoni?
"Women Who Changed Africa" is a one-of-a-kind collection highlighting the awesome,varied and often unrecognized contributions of African women throughout the world.The women featuring in this project range from writers,actors,and athletes to doctors,scientists,social and political activists,educators and innovators,philanthropists, CEOs of organizations,teachers,nurses,journalists and come from all backgrounds and philosophies.
"Women Who Changed Africa" is a captivating look at Africa's often unsung female champions that will resonate with women and men both young and old alike.Striving beyond circumstance,pushing past limits.Their dreams,their voices,their remarkable lives---captured in one unforgettable book about the strength of the African women and how in separate ways they help changed and empower a continent.
Women who change Africa recognizes extraordinary women whose leadership create a better future, and whose life's work have created transformational impact in their homes, communities and the world.We are inviting nominations for Women who change Africa Global Leadership Awards, which will be given during its official launch in 2017 in New York city.
The Women who change Africa Awards are given across a number of fields and industries:Outstanding champions of women & girls rights,Technology & Innovation; Entrepreneurship; Social Entrepreneurship; Education; Government, Law & Policy; Sustainability & Development; Media, science, Arts & culture; and the Advancement of Women & Girls. New categories are being added as we go along.
Meanwhile, have a very blissful International Women’s Day.Always remember you're adorable and treat yourself as such and nothing less.