5 Must-See Documentaries On Black Women Change Agents

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Iron Ladies of Liberia

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, nicknamed “The Iron Lady,” became the first elected female head of state in Africa when she was named the 24th President of Liberia in 2006. But that was just the beginning of Sirleaf’s quest for equality. With a predominately female cabinet, Sirleaf and her fellow iron ladies worked tirelessly to rebuild Liberia after a 14-year civil war and rid the country of the very corruption that could’ve lead to more battle.

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