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 Iron ladies of Liberia

After fourteen years of civil war, Liberia is a nation ready for change. On January 16, 2006, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was inaugurated President, following a hotly contested election in which she won 59% of the vote. She is the first elected female head of state in Africa. Since taking office, she has appointed other women to leadership positions in all areas of government, including the Police Chief and the ministers of Justice, Commerce, Finance and Gender. Can the first female Liberian president, backed by other powerful women, bring sustainable democracy and peace to such a devastated country?

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Advancing Women in Leadership Online Journal

… represents the first on-line professional, refereed journal for women in leadership. The journal publishes manuscripts that report, synthesize, review, or analyze scholarly inquiry that focuses on women’s issues. The Editors invite authors from all professional fields to submit manuscripts regarding women’s professional issues for review for publication in the journal.

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Center for Women’s Global Leadership

… develops and facilitates women’s leadership for women’s human rights and social justice worldwide.

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Center for Women’s Leadership at Babson College

… mission is to create, support and disseminate best practice for women’s entrepreneurial leadership through educational excellence, innovative professional development and outreach and research that translates data into knowledge and knowledge into action.

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Girls Inc.

… a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.

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Guide for Girls

… created by the Advisory Council on the Status of Women, this guide helps girls to discover their own leadership qualities.

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Hispanic Women in Leadership

… to encourage and promote the development and advancement of all Hispanic women.

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Institute for Women’s Leadership

… focus on developing women leaders as a way to create increases in organizational innovation, collaboration and performance.

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International Women’s Forum: Advancing Leadership Across Careers, Cultures and Continents

… connects the world’s most preeminent women of significant and diverse achievement. Through this global organization, IWF members come together across national and international boundaries to share knowledge and ideas, to enrich each other’s lives, to provide a network of support and to exert influence.

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LEADS at Spelman College

… to develop and teach a leadership model based on the experiences of African American women leaders.

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McKinsey Quarterly

… a business journal of McKinsey & Company. Their goal is to offer new ways of thinking about management in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. They aim to help business people run their organizations more productively, more competitively, and more creatively. Many articles deal with the issues of women and leadership.

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PeerSpirit, Inc.

… is an educational company with a small office, transformational dreams, and global outreach. PeerSpirit colleagues are masters at facilitating significant conversations among people in businesses, education, non-profit organizations, and personal groups. The partners bring decades of experience in group facilitation, teaching, speaking, writing, and leadership skills to this work.

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The Susan B. Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership

The Anthony Center celebrates women’s achievements and works to overcome remaining barriers to their full equality.

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Vital Voices Global Partnership

… the preeminent non-governmental organization (NGO) that identifies, trains, and empowers emerging women leaders and social entrepreneurs around the globe, enabling them to create a better world for us all.

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Wellesley Centers for Women

… women’s perspectives and experiences are at the core of their social science research projects and training programs. By sharing their work, with policymakers, educators, practitioners, the media, and you, they help to shape a more just and equitable society.

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Women and Leadership Archives: Loyola University Chicago

… collects, preserves, organizes, describes, and makes available materials of enduring value to researchers studying women’s leadership activities. The WLA strives to promote knowledge and understanding of women’s many diverse and important contributions to society through active collection development, research, and the facilitation of learning about women’s history.

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Women in Leadership Foundation

… a national, non-profit organization, dedicated to advancing women in leadership roles by delivering inspiring, distinct programming across Canada that supports Canada’s current and future leaders.

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Women in the Lead: Inspiration Blog

Their focus is on leadership, personal and professional development with the idea that people who are thinking, questioning, exploring, learning and spending meaningful time together will be more effective leaders of organizations, communities and of their families, as well as catalysts for creating a healthier, sustainable and mutualistic world.

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Women’s Leadership at The Carl Albert Congressional Research & Studies Center

… is part of The Univeristy of Oklahoma. The Women’s Leadership Program at the Carl Albert Center seeks to address the historic under-representation of women in politics, public service, and other leadership roles. Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower women to become political leaders. We accomplish this mission through a series of educational initiatives designed specifically for women in Oklahoma.

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Women’s Leadership Foundation

… to celebrate, encourage and challenge women to embrace their full leadership potential by providing the opportunity to appreciate, build and connect with other women while investing in their own personal and professional development.

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Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership

… not-for-profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian educational organization that provides ethical leadership training and professional development for women.

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Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership

… this site provides historical as well as up-to-date information on women leaders in government across the world.

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