Amanda Lindhout Learning Event
Journalist, Author and Activist Amanda Lindhout
brings her story of courage, resilience and
forgiveness to the Capital District
Kidnapped in Somalia in 2008 and
held for 460 days, Amanda will share her
harrowing story of an
intrepid young woman and her search for compassion in the face of unimaginable
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Email: [email protected]
YORK, Jan 16, 2018: Freelance journalist, author and activist Amanda Lindhout
will be speaking on January 25, 2018 at Emma Willard School. Her talk and book
signing is presented by Entrepreneurs’ Organization Albany and sponsored by
Key4Women and the Forum for Executive Women. With CNN declaring that 2018 “will be the year
of women,” and Time Magazine’s Person of the Year highlighting the courageous
women who were “silence breakers,” Ms. Lindhout’s presentation is a unique and
important voice in this growing chorus of change for women around the world.
Since her release from captivity, Ms. Lindhout has raised upwards of three
million dollars to help educate and empower women in Somalia and Kenya through
her non-profit, the Global Enrichment Foundation.
In 2008 Amanda
Lindhout traveled to Somalia as a freelance journalist to research a story on
the millions of people affected by two decades of war, drought, and famine.
Kidnapped by teenage criminals outside of the capital city, Mogadishu, Amanda
spent 460 days enduring unimaginable hardships as a hostage in one of the
world’s poorest countries. A captivating, unforgettable speaker, Lindhout alights on the
positive and leaves the audience with a fuller understanding of the freedom we
can all experience when we choose to embrace compassion. What emerges is a
celebration of resilience — a powerful portrait of the strength of the human
Amanda captured international headlines again
after her 2009 release when she returned to Somalia to lead famine relief
efforts in 2011.
Amanda’s memoir, A House In The Sky, is a New York
Times bestseller and is slated for development as a major motion picture
with Annapurna Pictures. Oscar nominated actress Rooney Mara is set to
produce and star in the film.
event takes place on January 25, 2018, from 8:30 am to 11:00 am at Emma Willard
School, Kiggins Auditorium in Troy, NY. Tickets to Amanda Lindhout are available
to EO Members, Strategic Alliance Partners, Sponsors, and their guests. For
more information about membership, or how to become a Strategic Alliance
Partner, please contact us at [email protected]
Organization Albany is the local chapter of Entrepreneur’s Organization, a global,
peer-to-peer network of more than 12,000+ influential business owners
with 170 chapters in 53 countries. Founded in 1987, EO is
the catalyst that enables leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow, leading to
greater success in business and beyond.