10 International Women of Power to Watch

LeymahGbowee

THE HUMANITARIAN: LEYMAH GBOWEE A 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Gbowee has worked to end violence in Liberia, especially against women, by leading protests and advocacy efforts during conflicts in the country. She holds a background in social work, counseling war refugees, and in 2006 helped establish the Women Peace and Security Network Africa, an organization that seeks to "promote women's strategic participation and leadership in peace and security governance in Africa." Other honors of this exemplary peacekeeper include Harvard's Blue Ribbon for Peace, the JFK Profile in Courage Award, and the Medal for Justice from New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

THE HUMANITARIAN: LEYMAH GBOWEE A 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Gbowee has worked to end…