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A special episode for International Women's Day! Featuring the Executive Director of United Nations Women / Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.
Phumzile grew up under the apartheid regime that restricted almost every aspect of her life and person. She joined the movement that created the first democratic government of South Africa and became a member of its Parliament in 1991. Mentored by Nelson Mandela, Phumzile served in his cabinet as Minister of Trade and then became the Deputy President of South Africa in 2005. For more than a decade, she has brought her mission of championing women and girls to a global stage.
In this episode, learn about the early stages of Phumzile's historical career, and how a mother of five has navigated critical moments that have defined her trajectory, and impacted millions of girls and women around the world.
- Every episode of The Women, host Rose Reid profiles one person who has journeyed to do the extraordinary.
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