The international media and her supporters continue to hoist Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf up as the matron of African women's rights. But she does not deserve this title.
For most women, participating in the labour force is dependent on whether they have adequate child care they can rely on.
Distance learning provides a great way for women who are already working to improve their skills and meet their own standards for a successful career.
African women have had to explain themselves to a world that does not seem to understand them.