Benair Bhutto Gender Roles

833 Words 4 Pages
Developing an understanding of how social definitions of gender affects a political career will ultimately lead to two sets of conclusions: one concerning the barriers impeding politically ambitious women, the other concerning the strategies some women use to neutralize these barriers. Gender will have an effect on the leader 's performance in office. Anyone who rises to the top of the political system will have developed a set of strategies and repertoire of behaviors for dealing with both challenges and opportunities. For a successful woman, the strategies she has developed and her style will inevitably be shaped and influenced by her society 's definition and expectation of gender. Benair Bhutto was born on June 21, 1953 in Karachi, Pakistan. She came from a prominent political family. At the age of 16 she left her homeland to study at …show more content…
She graduated from the College of West Africa at Monrovia. She received a degree in economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Master of Public Administration degree from Harvard University. She served in the United States than served in the government of her native Liberia. She was the assistant minister of Finance in President William Tolbert 's administration. In 1980, Tolbert was overthrown and killed and Ellen went into exile. In 1985, she had returned to Liberia and ran for a Senate and when she spoke out against Doe 's military regime, she was sentenced to 10 years in prisons. In 1997, she returned home for the third time and was an economist, working for the World Bank and Citibank in Africa. In 2005, Johnson took over as leader of the Unity Party. She was also known, became the world 's first elected black female president and Africa 's first elected female head of state. She won the Nobel Peace Prize for the safety of women and for women 's right to full participation in peace-building work. She currently lives in Atlanta,

Related Documents