Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to Receive Prestigious 2024 Life Time Achievement Award

By Pewu Y. Sumo/0777131089

(Monrovia) – Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will be honored with the 2024 Life-Time Achievement Award at this year Forbes 30/50 Summit in Abu Dhabi.
The former Liberian leader continued to be a global champion for women and girls around the world for successfully leading Liberia to the path of recovery after fourteen years of civil war.
The first democratically elected female head of state in Africa will receive the prestigious Life Time Achievement Award in March of this year.
Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel laureate, became the 24th President of Liberia in 2006; the first elected female Head of State in Africa. She won re-election in November 2011 and was inaugurated on January 16, 2012, to a second and final term of office. She is also the Founder of the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Center for Women and Development.
In a post on her official Twitter account (now X), the Nobel Laureate said, “I am honored to be recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming @Forbes 30/50 Summit in Abu Dhabi. I look forward to joining and celebrating the achievements of other women leaders & changemakers”, the global icon posted on X.
Over the past decade, the Forbes 30 Under 30 has become the world’s most important honor for young entrepreneurs and leaders, while a new list, the 50 Over 50, which showcases how, for women, experience and wisdom and leadership mean that success no longer has an expiration date.
The event which is intended for mentoring, will be held from March 5-8, 2024 in one of the world’s great crossroads, Abu Dhabi, the vibrant capital of the United Arab Emirates. Speakers will use the event as a catalyst for change. The venues will be some of the finest in the world, from the UAE’s presidential palace to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, to an unforgettable closing event in the desert.
The key to this event: Mentoring. Everyone from these communities–along with other world leaders from policy, business and NGOs–will be asked to share, and forge new bonds, to work together to make participants smarter about technology, about leadership, about everything that it takes to lead and to create relationships that will last a lifetime.
More than a century since female garment workers protesting their pay in New York City galvanized the first International Women’s Day, women are still fighting for progress, parity and power. And as women fill more positions of leadership in business, politics and culture, opportunities to catalyze change continue to emerge.
The 2023 Forbes 30/50 Summit—held, appropriately, on International Women’s Day—convened legendary leaders, bold young entrepreneurs and icons of female success in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi to share ideas for disrupting traditional spaces, innovating for the future and harnessing the full power and potential of women worldwide.

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