Iron Ladies of Liberia

When it comes to inspirational women, you don’t want to miss President Sirleaf and her cabinet of “Iron Ladies”. A grandmother of eight and having served time in jail for her political beliefs, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became the first elected female president of Africa.

From the independently created documentary "Iron Ladies of America".
From the independently created documentary "Iron Ladies of America".

In this documentary film,

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/ironladies/

we follow President Sirleaf and her cabinet as they face a crippling debt and years of civil war and corruption.

There is this incredible moment when the factions are demanding higher pay and threatening violence. President Sirleaf invites them in, listens to them, but also scolds the men reminding them of the victims of the war. She reminds them that Liberia is more than just about them.

It’s a film that reminds you of what an adaptive leader does: act as the conscience of the society, speak as directly and truthfully as possible, make wise but tough choices, and always showing compassion to the citizens.

Now, I don’t suppose we can hire her to lead the “Western” world could we?

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