First Female President of Liberia & Nobel Peace Laureate
Internationally known as Africa’s “Iron Lady,” President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is a leading promoter of peace, justice, and democratic rule. As Africa’s first democratically elected female president, she has led the war-torn nation of Liberia to restored freedom and peace while enacting economic, social, and political change. Her incredible journey was chronicled in her memoir, This Child Will Be Great. Read More >
President Obama Meeting
Secretary Kerry Address
ECA Conference of African Ministers
ATT Diplomatic Conference
"It was a privilege to see President Sirleaf at the Global Water Awards and her speech was exceptional. Definitely the best we’ve had so far. Thank you."
"As the first woman elected to lead an African nation, President Sirleaf is an inspiration to women everywhere, men too – a woman revered by her people and determined to make progress."
"Her "residency" was outstanding - perhaps the best we've had. She connected with the students really well, speaking with them as equals and just as interested in them as she was in sharing information about her and Liberia. She certainly won over a school full of new fans, all of whom are pulling for Liberia's continued success - and starting to clamor for a school-sponsored trip to Monrovia to help in the rebuilding! She is a remarkable person, and her strong moral leadership shines through in everything she does. She is also entertaining, engaging, and flexible - all the things you want in a visiting speaker!"
"President Johnson Sirleaf’s message of peace, human rights, and economic empowerment truly inspired all of us. We are proud of her work and the fine examples she is setting for Liberia and around the world."
"The audience really loved her! Thank you!! It was a pleasure to have her on campus."