There are women who have done so much for humanity that their strength and illumination enlighten nations around them. Such women don’t allow inconspicuousness that has always made most women unable to live out their dreams dampen their excitement in making their world a better place. These particular breed of women go all out to lighten the lives of other women, children and even the men as well. These women have truly become lights in their aion. Standing out amongst this lot is Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is a very distinguished person in the women’s world. She was born in the capital city of Liberia, Monrovia. She grew up in the chief seaport of the West African country. Ellen attended high school at the College of West Africa in Monrovia; afterwards, she took educational courses at Madison Business College. She was also at University of Colorado and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. This notable leading figure got her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the later.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf started her political career soon after she got her Master’s Degree. She made progress professionally and stood out amongst her equals. Her great deal of skill and success is well-known! She is respected for her knowledge, expertise and achievements. This made the Liberia’s nineteenth President William Tolbert to appoint her as the Minister of Finance. She served in this capacity for one year and held senior positions at various financial institutions after she left the office. She got more committed to activities associated with government and finally made politics her lifelong job.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has proved to be an extraordinary African woman; she refused to be limited by factors that have made other African women ineffectual. Her getting married at a tender age didn’t stop her from skillfully writing her name on a glass with a diamond pen; this she did via her numerous achievements. She has progressed on every side; showing strength of passion and purpose. Ellen as a woman of passion is committed to high moral principles, professional standards and sustainable results. She is well known for her uprightness and good governance.
Ellen is a woman who gives others sense of purpose. She is a respectable leader who believes in doing things the right way. This therefore led her to speak out loud for the rights of women. She also promotes the importance of education in order to provide a better future for her country and its people. Her impact is felt beyond the depth of her country; she is really a success who is appreciated worldwide.
Sirleaf is a prudent woman who has directed her strategies very well to become an eminent political leader. She has power relationships in the political field; this powerful woman was among those who established the National Patriotic Front of Liberia. She successfully won the 2005 Presidential election in Liberia and was sworn in as the premier elected female Head of Government in Africa, in January 2006. Her government has done so well that the people of Liberia celebrated her leadership and re-elected her as their President five years later.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is a noble person who was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for her achievement in upholding Liberian reconciliation. Her undemanding effort in ensuring that women are unharmed, and equipping them to exercise their rights is worth emulating.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is a woman of sound character, a superb leader who till date still re-writes history. Though her mother did not have enough money to cater for herself, and her father was taken care of by different families while he was growing up, Ellen refused to pack in the same parking lot with her parents. She defined a new life for herself; yes, she chartered a new course for her future. Unlike other African women, she got positively charged and put her best foot forward. Motherhood and the task of parenting did not stop her because she refused to stop herself either.
She has done so well at various levels; she is known for her result-oriented strategies that have enabled the government to manage their finances effectively. She pursued her financial career with gusto. Her heading various banking institutions is a proof. She has a professional track record that is worth talking about. She worked with Liberian bank for Development, CitiBank, Equator Bank and the United Nations Bank. She has reconstructed and developed structures that are efficient and effective. She also worked with the United Nations Development Programme as an Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Ellen’s prominence is really influencing Africa, especially her country Liberia. She has brought Liberia back to the outstanding status and integrity the outside world knew the country for. She is not just developing economy; she is also creating social development that has attracted the interest of many. Because of her, lots of International agencies have contributed to the growth and development of Liberia. She is changing lives continually and giving peoples’ lives a new meaning. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is an inspiration to womanhood; she has proved that what a man do can, a woman can do it even better. This mind-set has resulted in her being one of the best leaders in the world. This greatly blessed woman who has been described as the best President the West African country has ever had is a woman with many awards and Honorary Doctorate degrees.
This mother of four is an innovative status-symbol who has immortalized her name to give the world something very exceptional. She has gone beyond being a mother to being a role model and an exemplary person. She is a woman who has great passion for the future. Even as a grandmother of eleven, Ellen has done the ground work of imagination; she has taken dreams to realities. She has written various books; addressing matters that are needful for a successful world.
Her assessments are life-changing; she is really a woman of honour who has what it takes to build a better world. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf knew she will be great and therefore took herself to the stage of success.
You are a woman like her and you have what the ability to make a success and be celebrated. Do not hold yourself back anymore, you are exceptionally gifted to impact the world with the investment of your personality.
Copyright, Jaachynma Agu