We all know that it’s that time of the year. With the holiday season fast approaching, we remember this time as one where we feel close to our friends and family. And with any holiday season, we want to do our part in making the world a better place one…
Leymah Gbowee as the Honorary Keynote Speaker at the GlobeMed Summit 2013!!
A little bit about her:
Leymah Gbowee, recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, helped organize an inter-religious coalition of Christian and Muslim women called the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace movement, in which thousands of women staged pray-ins and nonviolent protests putting pressure on high-level institutions for change. This pushed Charles Taylor, former president of Liberia, into exile and laid the foundation for a peaceful election of Africa’s first female head of state.
Ms. Gbowee believes wholeheartedly in the power of young people. “We go into rural communities and all we do – is create the space. When these girls sit… you unlock great leaders.”