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The Liberian Series of the African Sheroes award is set to take place here in Liberia, with many individuals, including President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf earmarked to be awarded.

Shero is a woman or man who supports women’s rights, as well as respects women issues. The first of such program has been schedule for the 30th of December in Paynesville, outside Monrovia at which time President Sirleaf will be awarded with the ultimate Shero award in the country.

Addressing a news conference in sinkor yesterday, December 22, 2015, the two hosts of the African shero award – Ms. Barkue Tubman and counterpart Salamartu Duncan, told reporters that the ultimate shero award is a woman who has continuously risen to the challenge of matching social impact with economic values and broken the glass ceiling.

According to the hosts, the African sheroes award was created specifically to honor women and girls of African descent who continues to build, invest and serve their country, communities, and succeed in business, philanthropy, government, politics arts, culture media, technology, medicine and science.

The two hosts indicated that the Association for the Advancement of Liberian Girls (AALG) and African and American Women for Peace Women and Girls Empowerment and Culture Exchange (AAW Peace) sees a Shero as a female hero, a supporter and advocate for the rights of women and girls, but also for humanity as a whole – a woman who strives for success in spite of the limitations society puts on being a woman or a girl. The first award show will be held in Liberia and will recognize Liberian women and girls only. “Our aim is to grow this platform across the continent and then in the Diaspora,” said Ms. Tubman.

Ms. Tubman’s partner – Ms. Duncan, also indicated that each year the organization and its partners will recognize African females for demonstrating excellence from economic growth to social change from local to global across multiple sectors.

They both further added that the shero award is a premiere international award program celebrating the achievements of the most successful and inspiring females of African descent, noting that the decision for the African sheroes award to honor high personalities of the Liberian society, including President Sirleaf, is from the backdrop of the leading roles they play in their respectful places of duties.

By Lewis S. Teh-Edited by George barpeen

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