The video above is being shown onstage now at TEDWomen and livestreamed around the world to TEDx events. TEDWomen cohost Pat Mitchell, the President of the Paley Center for Media, sits down for an intimate Q&A with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia. In this 3-minute video, Sirleaf talks about some of the leadership challenges a woman faces — and talks about her unofficial sobriquet: Liberia’s “Iron Lady” …
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This morning, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia, was named one of three winners of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, in honor of her work promoting nonviolent change. Her co-awardees are peace activist Leymah Gbowee, also of Liberia, and Tawakul Karman, who works for democracy in Yemen. Just before last year’s TEDWomen conference, co-host Pat […]
http://video.ted.com/talks/embed/HillaryClinton_2010W_embed.mp4 . The US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, made a surprise appearance at TEDWomen on Wednesday, Dec. 8. “The United States,” she begins, “has made empowering women and girls a cornerstone of our foreign policy.” In the 16-minute talk above, she details why it’s of vital international importance that every girl in the […]