Millions of people participated in the Women’s March on Washington and its sister protests around the world — a movement that was started and organized by women.
For this throwback, we wanted to show you how rising up and fighting for what you believe in can truly make a difference.
This is Dan Rather‘s interview with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. She is Africa’s first elected female head of state. She rose to power after a women’s peace movement led to the end of Liberia’s civil war and the resignation of warlord-turned-president Charles Taylor.
She shared the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize with two other women, including Leymah Gbowee, the organizer of the women’s peace movement. In awarding them the prize, the Nobel Committee wrote, “We cannot achieve democracy and lasting peace in the world unless women obtain the same opportunities as men to influence developments at all levels of society.”
Something to note: In 2016 Forbes listed her as the 83rd most powerful woman in the world. Her story is a fascinating one….