Keynote speaker Marti MacGibbon entertains as she informs and inspires. She delivers exactly what she advertises, and brings it with authenticity and enthusiasm. The audience responded with a standing ovation. Women in Business Unlimited is an organization of business and community leaders who empower women from all walks of life and all stages of business development. The Catalyst Event and Athena Awards honor women for their contributions to the community, and for excellence in leadership. Marti is author of the nationally award-winning memoir, Never Give in to Fear: Laughing All the Way Up from Rock Bottom.
Marti MacGibbon delivered a funny, inspiring, and informative keynote speech and workshop at the Health and Human Services Agency, Self Sufficiency Services Division of Napa, California on June 10th. Administrators hired Marti to speak to social services and behavioral health professionals during their annual Staff Appreciation Day. Marti touched upon her powerful personal story, and provided insights into and sure-fire strategies for stress management, having more fun, getting and connected and staying connected to your authentic self and a positive support network.
Marti MacGibbon, human trafficking survivor, advocate and activist, spoke to California legislators at the State Capitol in Sacramento on Lobby Day. Ms. MacGibbon was invited to speak in support of two new bills, SB 1165, aimed at preventing child sex trafficking, and SB 1388, aimed at reducing demand by making sex buyers accountable. Many thanks to survivor leader Autumn Burris, founder and director of Survivors for Solutions, who organized the group of 9 survivors who attended Lobby Day and advocated for these bills. Ms. Burris also testified before the legislature.
California has the highest rate of child sex trafficking in the U.S.