Friday, March 30, 2012

Inspiration: Leymah Gbowee — 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner

"All we did was create the space.
When you create commitment, you unlock intelligence,
passion, commitment, focus, great leaders."
-Leymah Gbowee

(Photo: James Duncan Davidson)

If you're looking to be inspired by a person with purpose, look to Leymah Gbowee. In just the first few minutes of her TED talk, she shares heartbreaking stories of young girls in Africa who, severely abused in numerous ways, simply want to go to school to escape the devastating fates that lie ahead for them.

As a 2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Gbowee speaks of the hope she aims to foster through the Young Girls Transformative Project. How can each of us, from wherever we currently stand in our lives and in the world, make a difference to unlock everyone's greatest potential? 

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