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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The stage is set for TEDWomen 2019: Bold + Brilliant! In the opening session, we heard from an extraordinary lineup of truth tellers. Six speakers and two performers shined a light on issues ranging from immigration to leadership and inclusion — and how we can shatter the glass ceiling once and for all — sharing […]
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 […]