On International Women’s Day 2020, GLF Member, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf launched The Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development. The Initiative’s mission is to inspire and prepare women to unapologetically take up roles in the highest echelons of public leadership across Africa, and to bring other women along.
The Amujae Initiative is the Center’s flagship program. Derived from a phrase in Kru, a Liberian local dialect, Amujae (ӓ mōōjāēē) means ‘we are going up’. Its vision is to shift the landscape for women in public leadership in Africa, moving from a culture of tokenism to one that truly values women leaders.