Women taking the lead in Sierra Leone

I continue to see stories of women coming into their own and taking the lead in Sierra Leone  Here’s one I enjoyed a lot.

The first woman president of the Sierra Leone Football Association, Isha Johansen is working to do more than line the pockets of team owners. As one of only two woman presidents of national football associations in the world, I would say she is making her mark.

Isha Johansen, Sierra Leone Football Association president

Isha Johansen, Sierra Leone Football Association president

http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/homefifa/news/newsid=2159022/

Of course, “football” in most of the world means soccer to Americans.  (Maybe that’s why things are more civilized for Sierra Leone football.)

The FIFA story linked here notes Isha’s goals include using football to get youth into school, and to stay in school.  And, need I say, promoting football for women in Sierra Leone.

This picture and story come from the website of FIFA, Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the international governing body of association football.

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