Case Study

Being Bold—Case Studies on Women's Business Leadership in Sierra Leone and Liberia

October 27, 2022

By 2030, up to two-thirds of the world’s extremely poor will live in fragile and conflict-affected countries. With studies showing that women business leaders have a stronger focus on sustainability and inclusive economic development, these countries need gender-diverse leadership more than ever. “Being Bold—Case Studies on Women’s Business Leadership in Sierra Leone and Liberia” presents four powerful examples of how women leaders in fragile markets are using their passion, intelligence, skills, and talents to transform their economies and societies. Importantly, it showcases role models for career women in markets where women’s presence in business leadership lags. “Being Bold” is also designed as a learning tool that can enrich corporate governance and leadership training in multiple settings: institutes of directors, consulting companies, business schools, and corporate professional development programs. It includes questions designed to help facilitators make use of the case studies in the classroom. While the case studies highlight experiences in two West African nations, the challenges faced and actions taken are relevant for other fragile economies and emerging markets.