On this International Women’s Day, we celebrate the amazing women who are breaking barriers and making a difference in Sierra Leone.

Mabel Kabba is a journalist who has risen through the ranks despite the industry’s bias against women. Mabel speaks up for the voiceless and risks her life to bring attention to the needs of poor communities throughout the country. Despite facing prejudice and attempts to silence her, she remains determined to not let the people down.

Wachen Peters is a dedicated technical director and lecturer who is passionate about providing high-quality healthcare services to the people of Sierra Leone. She constantly strives to improve her skills and knowledge, ensuring that she is up-to-date with the latest research and technology in her field. Peters is an inspiration to young girls who aspire to pursue careers in science and medicine.

Phebean Swill is a multi-talented broadcaster and actress who has won multiple awards for her work. She is known for her humor, passion, dedication, and commitment to making a difference in her community. Swill is also a philanthropist who serves as a role model for young girls, showing them that with hard work and determination, anything is possible.

Phebean Swill

Manty Sulma Marah is an entrepreneur and fashion designer who has become a symbol of hope for women in Sierra Leone. Despite dropping out of school, she has built a successful business and become an advocate for women’s rights in her community. Marah’s story is a testament to the power of hard work and perseverance.

Finah Conteh is a trailblazing female keke rider who has broken barriers and paved the way for other women to follow in her footsteps. Despite facing discrimination and harassment, she continues to pursue her passion for driving and providing for her family. Conteh’s story is an inspiration to women everywhere, showing them that they can achieve anything they set their minds to.

Finally, we celebrate Fantacee Wiz, a traditional folk singer who has created her own unique genre of music that blends cultural and contemporary styles. She is also an advocate for peace and campaigns against violence and abuse of women. Wiz’s music and advocacy work are an inspiration to all those who wish to preserve Sierra Leone’s folklore and traditions.

These incredible women are breaking barriers, paving the way for future generations, and making a difference in their communities. Today and every day, we celebrate their achievements and honor their contributions to Sierra Leone.


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