Leymah Gbowee

2011 Nobel Peace Laureate & Liberian Peace Activist

Speaker Fee Range: Please inquire for fees

Travels From: Liberia

Leymah Gbowee is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

Human Rights Speaker Leymah Gbowee
REQUEST AVAILABILITY

Want to book Leymah Gbowee for your event? Please provide the info below and we’ll get in touch within 24h:

    Leymah Gbowee

    2011 Nobel Peace Laureate & Liberian Peace Activist

    Speaker Fee Range: Please inquire for fees

    Travels From: Liberia

    Leymah Gbowee is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    Leymah Gbowee Speaker Biography

    Keynote speaker Leymah Gbowee is best known for being the 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate. She is a Liberian peace activist, trained social worker and women’s rights advocate.

    She currently serves as Executive Director of the Women, Peace and Security Program at the Earth Institute at Columbia University and is the founder and current President of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa, the founding head of the Liberia Reconciliation Initiative, as well as co-founder and former Executive Director of Women Peace and Security Network Africa (WIPSEN-A). She is also a founding member and former Liberian Coordinator of Women in Peacebuilding Network/West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WIPNET/WANEP).

    As a popular speaker, Leymah Gbowee travels internationally to advocate for human rights and peace & security.

    Ms. Gbowee’s leadership of the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace – which brought together Christian and Muslim women in a nonviolent movement that played a pivotal role in ending Liberia’s civil war in 2003 – is chronicled in her memoir, Mighty Be Our Powers, and in the award-winning documentary, Pray the Devil Back to Hell. Ms. Gbowee holds an M.A. in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, VA), and a Doctor of Laws (LLD) honoris causa from Rhodes University in South Africa and the University of Alberta in Canada.

    Ms. Gbowee advises numerous organizations working for peace, women’s rights, youth, and sustainable development, and has held distinguished fellowships at Barnard College and Union Theologi­cal Seminary. In 2016, Ms. Gbowee was awarded the Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize (LAAP) for Peace in Africa by the Millennium Excellence Foundation. Ms. Gbowee serves as a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate for the United Nations and as a Member of the World Refugee Council. In 2017, Ms. Gbowee was selected by the United Nations Secretary General to serve as a Member of United Nations Secretary-General’s High Level Advisory Board on Mediation. In 2018, she was appointed to the Gender Equality Advisory Council Secretariat for Canada’s G7 Presidency.

    Leymah is the proud mother of eight children.

    Leymah Gbowee Keynote Topics

    How sisterhood, prayer and sex changed a nation at war

    Can we transform the world by unlocking the greatness of girls?

    Promoting peace, conflict resolution and development in Africa

    Leymah Gbowee Speaking Videos

    Leymah Gbowee - Unlock the intelligence, passion, greatness of girls
    Leymah Gbowee on how to launch a revolution