Strong Roots in the Community
Introduced by Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Nigeria
We are at the cusp of history. This is a defining moment for the developing world and especially for its women. I have always believed that we can take charge of our own destinies if we have the courage to demand and lead change.
Throughout my life, I have felt privileged to contribute to the endeavor of development. In the process, I have met women who have a formidable will to fight for the progress of their communities; their fight is ongoing, and in many countries, it is being won. These visionaries, leaders, young and old alike, derive their strength from the realization that progress is ...