Full Name: Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Profession: Africa's First Elected Female Head of State
Why Famous: World's first elected black female president and Africa's first elected female head of state.
- 2005-11-23 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, elected president of Liberia, is the first woman to lead an African country.
- 2006-01-16 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia's new president. She becomes Africa's first female elected head of state.