Skip to content

A Sit-down with Liberia’s Former President

As a former head of state and Nobel peace prize winner, Sirleaf has achieved more than most in her lifetime. She spoke to Forbes Africa on her experiences as president and what she thinks is needed to bridge the gender gap in Africa. In March, she also received the 2021 FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Lifetime Achievement Award. The Amujae Initiative is the EJS Center’s flagship program. “We launched it on International Women’s Day in March 2020. Derived from a phrase in Kru, a Liberian language, Amujae means ‘we are going up’. We help women who have already proven their dedication to their communities and to their fellow women, and who are aiming for the highest positions in public service.” There are now two cohorts of Amujae Leaders with 30 in all, coming from 16 different countries across the continent. Among them are a county governor, current and former ministers, members of parliament, senior advisors, and activists.