Outgoing Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has been announced as one of the “five extraordinary women who are responding to leadership challenges of the 21st century” by the Tällberg Foundation.
The women were selected by secret ballot from a pool of 270 nominations across 60 different countries,
According to ANA, the Tällberg Foundation is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit education organisation that seeks to provoke people to think differently about global issues that are shaping their present and their future.
Madonsela said it was an “enormous privilege to receive such an honour” to be named on the list.
The full list as published by Tällberg as follows:
Eleni Antoniadou is a multidisciplinary researcher in Regenerative Medicine, Artificial Organ Bioengineering and Space Medicine who focuses on the development of artificial organs from stem cells as an alternative therapeutic pathway for transplantations. She also serves as the President of the European Health Parliament in Brussels and is an advocate in raising awareness about illegal and immoral organ trafficking.
Christiana Figueres served as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change for the past six years where her innovative diplomacy helped to deliver the unprecedented climate change agreement last December.
Sunitha Krishnan is the Co-Founder of Prajwala, an anti-sex trafficking organization in Hyderabad, India that has evolved pioneering, effective rehabilitation programs for victims of sex crime and sex trafficking. She has also advocated for policy changes and legal reforms for the welfare of victims of sex trafficking.
Celina de Sola is the Co-Founder of Glasswing, a community-based education and public health initiative based in El Salvador that works throughout Central America. By employing an open, engaging, and optimistic lens towards development, she and her colleagues have catalyzed unlikely, but successful collaborations among government, business, and community groups—often in the context of otherwise violent societies.
Thuli Nomkhosi Madonsela is the Public Protector of South Africa and Chairperson of the African Ombudsman Research Centre in Durban, South Africa who has leveraged the power of her office to promote good governance, executive ethics and the rule of law in the face of entrenched opposition.
This story was sourced from TheSouthAfrican