Anytime a woman becomes president, it is an event that deserves to be shouted from the rooftops. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was Africa’s first female president. Harvard educated, and Liberia’s former finance minister, she became president of Liberia in January of 2005. Certainly no stranger to controversy, she made her first bid for the presidency in 1997. This brazen move earned her the nickname ‘Iron Lady’. Well, we here in Powder Girl World think iron ladies are just fine so long as they pave the way to the presidential palace. If earning the historical title president wasn’t enough, she also recently became one of three women to win the Nobel Peace Prize in October of 2010. This woman is ROCKIN’! She is currently in the midst of a very difficult re-election campaign. But we have no doubt this Powder Girl will be right back in the presidential seat. Rock on, baby. Rock on!
‘Ma Ellen’ is the lady in the green. The woman to her right, Leymah Gbowee, was one of two other women who shared this years Nobel Peace Prize. She was one of those responsible for organizing a peaceful movement to end the second Liberian Civil War in 2003 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/09/ellen-johnson-siraf-nobel-liberia?newsfeed=true (The Guardian). These women are awesome.