Ilwad Elman

2014 Fellowship Alumna, Somalia

BBC 100 Women 2020: Who is on the list this year?

The pandemic gave the world a crash course in empathy. We witnessed women lead where others have failed. Women in leadership must no longer be deemed an optional second, but a fundamental priority.”

Ilwad Elman, 2014 Fellowship Alumna, Somalia

The BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020, and this year, it includes 2014 Fellowship Alumna Ilwad Elman of Somalia! Ilwad is a young female leader building peace in Somalia by giving all those impacted by conflict – particularly women and girls – a chance to contribute. Learn more about Ilwad’s work and other women who are leading change and making a difference during these turbulent times in this article from the BBC.

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