PODCAST: 3 Things with Leymah Gbowee

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I’m Ric Elias, one of the luckiest people you’ll ever meet. I was lucky enough to survive a plane crash – and to share on the TED stage 3 things I learned from that experience.  Now I’m sharing conversations I feel lucky to have had with remarkable people – plus 3 things we can all take away from each.

Today’s episode features Leymah Gbowee, an activist and Nobel Peace prize winner who helped end the civil war in Liberia. We spoke about what it’s like to stand up for something when no one else will, how anyone can start a movement, and how Leymah is continuing to advocate for women in Africa today.

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About the Author:

Ric Elias | Co-Founder & CEO

Ric Elias is CEO and co-founder of Red Ventures. In 2009, he survived the "Miracle on the Hudson,” which led to his viral TED Talk, "3 Things I Learned While My Plane Crashed." In 2011, Ric was named Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year, and in 2016 he was inducted into the Carolinas Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Ric has founded several social impact initiatives including RoadtoHire, Golden Door Scholars, LifeSports, and Forward787. A native of Puerto Rico, Ric attended Boston College and Harvard Business School.

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