Keynote Speaker: Amanda Lindhout

Keynote Speaker: Amanda Lindhout

Amanda Lindhout is a primary example of how women can lead change in the global community.

Lindout is an Alberta native who is a New York Times bestselling author, journalist and public speaker who has travelled to over 70 countries. Lindhout is the author of A House in the Sky, which covers Amanda’s journey as a reporter in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the harrowing tale of the 460 days she was held hostage in Somalia.

Since then, Lindhout has founded the Global Enrichment Foundation, which is a non-profit that works to educate and empower women and children in Somalia and Kenya. Lindhout has also received recognition as Women’s Executive Networks’ Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women 2012. She was also the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 and has received an Honorary Doctorate, Doctor of Laws in 2013 from the University of Lethbridge.

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