Jenny Williamson, Founder, Courage to Be You, Inc.
Jenny Williamson is founder and CEO of Courage Worldwide, an international, non-profit organization that is building homes for children rescued out of sex trafficking. Through personal passion and professional leadership, she works tirelessly to inform communities about child sex trafficking and involve individuals and businesses in building Courage Houses – homes where these children can be rescued and restored.
For her impact and efforts in the community, Jenny was awarded the FBI Director's 2010 Community Leadership Award. She was also awarded the 2011 Community Spirit Award by Sacramento's District Attorney, Jan Scully. In addition, William Jessup University awarded Jenny their prestigious Community Impact Award in 2012. Because of her leadership and knowledge, Jenny has been invited to be part of the California Attorney General's Working Group on human trafficking as well as Shared Hope International's Practitioners Working Group for their 2012 National Colloquium meeting in Washington, D.C.
As a professionally-trained life coach and results-driven business leader, Jenny is known for her energetic and encouraging messages to audiences of all kinds. Her workshops and conferences are engaging and her call to action is powerful. Motivated by the desire to see all people encouraged, empowered, and equipped to live out the purpose for their lives, Jenny’s passion shows through her speaking. Her candid, humor-filled approach is relevant and life-impacting, and her message of unique purpose is inspiring.
Jenny and her family live in Northern California, where she also acts as Chief Financial Officer of their family business.
Jenny Williamson calls herself an ordinary woman, a less than perfect mom and often weary business owner but when she heard about the issue of sex trafficking - the selling of young girls and women around the world and here in the U.S. for sex - she became a passionate advocate for these children, vowing to building homes for them around the world. Jenny will share the details of this evil as well as the restoration Courage House, the homes she builds, brings to this vulnerable population and what all of us can do as women to rescue and restore them so that they too can live passionate and purpose filled lives.
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