August 1, 2017

Janine Latus – 2017 Women of Achievement Keynote Speaker

35th Annual Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon

YWCA Spokane can’t wait for this year’s celebration of amazing Spokane women at the 35th annual Women of Achievement awards. To accompany this year’s luncheon, YWCA is excited to present Journalist and New York Times best selling author Janine Latus as our 2017 Keynote Speaker.

About The Keynote Speaker

Janine’s is a story of a woman finding her voice and making sense of her own situation: for herself, for her sister, for women everywhere.

Journalist Janine Latus is a dynamic and engaging speaker on the spectrum of sexual assault and intimate partner violence.

Using her personal experiences, Janine will speak about her own abusive relationship as well as the experiences of her sister, who was murdered by her former boyfriend. Latus detailed her story in her New York Times bestseller, If I Am Missing or Dead.

Marlene Feist, Event Co-Chair of YWCA‘s 2017 Women of Achievement awards luncheon, notes, “Janine’s story echoes with the same struggles we know so many others have faced. Her story is full of heartbreak and liberation. She uses her experiences to help victims understand that they neither deserved nor provoked the abuse while also encouraging a journey toward healing.”

Janine’s story vividly illustrates the wide spectrum of abusive behavior and depicts the cycle of self-doubt that can lead smart, capable women to remain in abusive relationships.


Women of Achievement 2017

Ticket registration is now open for YWCA’s 35th annual awards luncheon. Consider signing up as a Table Captain and encourage 9 friends to join you as we honor 7 of Spokane’s outstanding achievers and be inspired by Janine’s story.

By: Erica Schreiber

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