Real Leaders

Tetiana Chornovol, Journalist, civic activist


“We need to break up the corruption schemes and prevent them from being created.”

Vision: A corruption-free Ukraine. Action: Appointed head of Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Committee in 2014, she resigned after five months saying there was no political will in Ukraine to carry out a large- scale war against corruption. Her investigative journalism resulted in an attack in 2013 that many believe was ordered by the Ukrainian president for her investigation into his new luxury palace.