Leymah Gbowee to be Keynote Speaker at 2018 Award Ceremony
Sunday, 17 May 2018 20:53
We’re pleased to announce that Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Laureate and activist, will give the annual State of the Union keynote address on the relationship between business and society at our Award Ceremony on May 16.
Currently, Ms. Gbowee is the Executive Director of the Women Peace and Security Network Africa and a founding member and former Coordinator of the Women in Peacebuilding Program/West African Network for Peacebuilding. Commended for her efforts as a peace activist in Liberia, she led a women’s movement that was pivotal in ending the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003. Having won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011, Ms. Gbowee continues her inspiring work, including her efforts to speak on behalf of women and girls around the world.
Learn more about Ms. Gbowee’s story and her activism from this short documentary, produced by The New York Times.
The 2018 Award Ceremony is the highlight of the Business for Peace Summit. Join us as we hear from Ms. Gbowee and celebrate this year’s Honourees: Lori Blaker, CEO of TTi Global, Edgar Montenegro, Founder and CEO of Corpocampo, and Martin Naughton, Founder of Glen Dimplex Group.
The Award will be presented by Award Committee members Ms. Gbowee and Shirin Ebadi, Human Rights Advocate and winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize.