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I was raised Amish and literally escaped in the middle of the night at age 15.

I talk about stuff through my personal story.

Upcoming Event:

“An Amish Spring: The Rise of a New Leadership”
Chicago, IL – 30th Annual SNAP Conference
Sat July 7 – 3:30pm

Speaking Topics

These topics are delivered through my personal story.

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The Blockchain, Women, and MeToo

Two of the fastest-growing and most potent forces in the world are women and technology.

But women—compared to men—still have no voice in tech. The blockchain could change that.

An Amish Spring: The Rise of a New Leadership

Peter Buffet says that he, like his father Warren, invests in undervalued assets. For Peter, those assets are women and girls. I agree.

Women are standing up in every sector of society in the MeToo age. However, for the entire length of our 300+ years of history, there hasn’t been a single female in a leadership position among my Amish people, neither inside nor outside the church.

12 Ways to Make Women Feel Safe at Work

Before MeToo, women in the workplace didn’t feel safe enough to speak out about sexual harassment/assault because we were simply ignored.

Now, looking the other way is no longer an option: there are 50 million female survivors in the USA alone who are empowered to speak out and pursue legal action.

5 Reasons to Book Me to Speak/Train at Your Next Event

A portion of all my speaking fees goes to the nonprofit I founded: The Amish Heritage Foundation

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I’m a recurring sexual assault survivor who inspires people. I speak from personal experience. That makes survivors feel more comfortable and safe to talk about the hard stuff.

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I’m an expert authority on Amish issues and can speak as an academic, entrepreneur, or social activist.

I’m also the founder of the nonprofit The Amish Heritage Foundation, which aims to reclaim our Amish narrative and establish a new generation of Amish leaders who engage with the global community.

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I’m on the forefront of cutting-edge medicines for PTSD that actually help restore survivors’ brain cells so that they can function normally—and hence become far more productive at work and in life.

There are now finally scientifically proven ways to heal the physiological (neuronal) damage sustained by sexual assault.

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Investing in sexual assault training will save you 10s/100s of thousands of dollars in PR to clean up your image and brand when sexual assault allegations inevitably surface.

Besides, PR isn’t even an option anymore thanks to today’s relentless MeToo movement.

The Blockchain, Women, and MeToo

Two of the fastest-growing and most potent forces in the world are women and technology.

PROBLEM: But women—compared to men—still have no voice in tech, politics, and law.

SOLUTION: The blockchain could change that. Learn how it can help us disrupt the culture of sexual assault via e.g., a user-generated sex offender database.

An Amish Spring: The Rise of a New Leadership

Peter Buffet says that he, like his father Warren, invests in undervalued assets. For Peter, those assets are women and girls. I agree. In the MeToo age, women are finally standing up in every sector of society. However . . . .

PROBLEM: For the entire length of our 300+ years of history, there hasn’t been a single female in a leadership position among my Amish people, neither inside nor outside the church.

SOLUTION: I’ll address our biggest challenges and the solutions we’re implementing to establish a new generation of Amish leaders, who can serve as a model for handling sexual violence and empowering female economic independence––which will usher in a 21st century era of global peace and compassion.

12 Ways to Make Women Feel Safe at Work

Before MeToo, women in the workplace didn’t feel safe enough to speak out about sexual harassment/assault because we were simply ignored.

PROBLEM: Now, looking the other way is no longer an option: there are 50 million female survivors in the USA alone who are empowered to speak out and pursue legal action.

SOLUTION: I’ll share small, easy things you can do that will instantly make your staff feel heard and mitigate the risk of a costly lawsuit.

2-Line Bio

Amish escapee, author, and sexual assault survivor Torah Bontrager works with entrepreneurs, CEOs, and leaders to make the world and workplace lawsuit-free and safe for women, 33% of whom are sexual assault survivors.

She’s the first––and so far, only––first-generation Amish person to graduate from an Ivy League school: Columbia University in New York City.

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12 Ways to Make Women Feel Safe at Work

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Torah's story has been featured here:

1. Tim Ferriss' blog. Interview by New York Times & Wall Street Journal bestselling author Tim Ferriss of The 4-Hour Workweek, etc. "Escaping the Amish (Parts 1 & 2)"

4. MTV’s award-winning True Life documentary series. Episode “I’m Ex Amish”.

MTV’s True Life. “I’m Ex Amish” update (my story made the BRAVE category for the entire span of True Life’s 16-year history at the time). Video Clip

5. Unconventional Life Podcast by Jules Schroeder. Hosted on the Forbes Under 30 Channel. Episode 34: From Amish-Escapee to Author: How to Powerfully Leverage Your Personal Story

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