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Leymah Gbowee

Founder, Women Peace and Security Network (WIPSEN)

Leymah Gbowee
PHOTO: MICHAEL ANGELO

EMPHASIS: Leadership, Human Rights
FOCUS AREAS: Ghana, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone
FACEBOOK: Facebook
TWITTER: @wipsenafrica
WEBSITE: wipsen-africa.org/wipsen

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Gbowee, a women’s rights activist and the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, created WIPSEN (the Women Peace and Security Network) after witnessing the toll the Liberian Civil War took on women. By creating a pan-African platform for women to share ideas about leadership, WIPSEN believes it can build coalitions and bring more women into leadership roles.

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Margaret Rhodes is a former associate editor for Fast Company magazine.

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