APB's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf & Archbishop Desmond Tutu Called Icons by "Forbes Africa"
21 Apr 2021
Forbes Africa published an article titled “THE 100th ISSUE: 100 Innovations, Inventions & Icons From Africa,” which mentions two of our APB speakers, Africa’s first elected female President and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, as well as Nobel laureate and human rights activist, Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a world-renowned human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient who has worked tirelessly to spread peace, justice, and democracy to end racial divisions throughout the world. Forbes Africa said, “Desmond Tutu has become one of the pillars of Africa, known for his humanitarian work and activism.”
As Africa’s first democratically elected female head of state and Liberia’s first female president, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is global leader for women’s empowerment. Known as “Africa’s Iron Lady,” President Sirleaf also received the 2021 FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Lifetime Achievement Award. She said to Forbes Africa, “I am humbled to be considered an African icon. I hope that it will inspire others to work towards causes they are passionate about. I hope that it will have a motivating effect for other women and young girls, encouraging their confidence to set goals and to stay on the path to achieve them.”