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 […]
This year’s TEDWomen in New Orleans was a truly special conference, at a vital moment, and I’m sure the ripples will be felt for a long time to come. The theme this year was bridges: we build them, we cross them, sometimes we even burn them. Our speakers talked about the physical bridges we need […]