We go into rural communities, and all we do — like has been done in this room [at TED] — is create the space. When these girls sit … you unlock great leaders.

Leymah Gbowee

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“Unlock the Intelligence, Passion, Greatness of Girls.” March 2012. TED2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Unlock the Intelligence, Passion, Greatness of Girls." March 2012. TED2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee's 2012 TED Talk about her own life's transformation and unlocking the leadership potential of girls. Gbowee is saying in this quote that her organization, Young Girls Transformative Project, enters countryside communities where girls are often disempowered and gives these young women an open forum for dicussion. In doing so, says Gbowee, these girls get in touch with their intelligence, passion, motivation, and leadership qualities, and their lives are thusly transformed. Watch the full TED Talk here: Leymah Gbowee - Unlock the Intelligence, Passion, Greatness of Girls
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