Repost – President Johnson Sirleaf 3

Note – On Friday THE NOBEL PRIZE COMMISSION ANNOUNCED THAT ONE OF THIS YEAR’S WINNERS FOR THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE IS PRESIDENT ELLEN JOHNSON SIRLEAF OF LIBERIA.  I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR PRESIDENT JOHNSON SIRLEAF SPEAK IN 2008 IN MINNEAPOLIS.  WHAT FOLLOWS IS THE THIRD OF THE POSTS THAT I WROTE IN RESPONSE TO HER VISIT

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PRESIDENT JOHNSON SIRLEAF – PART THREE (FINAL INSTALLMENT – I THINK)

Here’s the Star Tribune’s take.And here’s my last comment about the event today.

I am only recently growing in my awareness of gender and leadership. I think that I pretended that it was not a problem until I no longer could. Until I started to feel the call to be a leader and a preacher and an organizer myself I was able to excuse away sexist attitudes. I can’t do that anymore.

I just want to say this:

IT IS REALLY REALLY REALLY COOL that the transformational leadership of Liberia, is coming not from the series of male presidents, but from a GRANDMOTHER!!!!

I am inspired and challenged and empowered. WOW!!!!! WOW!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!

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