Liz Maguire chronicles her fascinating 45-year career dedicated to helping women and girls in developing countries make their own reproductive decisions freely and safely. In the 1990s, she served as the first woman director of the global family planning and reproductive health program of the U.S. Agency for International Development, followed by 16 years as CEO of the international non-profit, Ipas. The reader obtains an insider's view of the critical work of these organizations and learns about Maguire's rich and varied experiences in North and sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America. She highlights the challenges that remain in achieving sexual and reproductive health and rights for all, now exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and calls on new generations of leaders to accelerate the fight for reproductive and social justice.Maguire also shares her adventures studying and travelling in Europe in her youth, living in France part-time over the last 35 years, and exploring other intriguing places. She gives the reader an appreciation of what is possible in life and leadership with passion, perseverance, compassion, optimism, and continuous learning.
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