Leah Jonet Albright-Byrd

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Leah Jonet Albright-Byrd

Leah Albright-Byrd is a compelling speaker, author, and social-entrepreneur. She is best known for her gift of storytelling and her ability to galvanize others to invoke community transformation. She is committed to leading from the heart and enjoys supporting organizations and individuals so that they can fulfill their highest potential.
 
In 2011, she founded and directed an organization known as Bridget’s Dream, a nonprofit that provided an array of services to child and adult survivors of human trafficking. While leading that effort, Leah became a national and international advocate for the cause, promoted legislative change, and appeared on various media outlets. She eventually received congressional honor for her activism and was featured in two documentaries: California’s Forgotten Children and Still I Rise.
 
Her experience as an activist fueled a desire for new ways to inspire and impact the world for the greater good so she broadened her focus to include authorship and a commitment to the support and development of executive leaders serving vulnerable communities. In 2016 she published her first book Determined to Dream and in 2020 she was appointed as the Executive Director of Health Movement, Inc., an organization that prepares senior leaders of charitable organizations for transformational impact.
 
In Leah’s free time, she is a coffee connoisseur, plays the guitar, loves yoga, and sings on the praise team at her church.Though she is a California-native she considers herself a born-again Texan and resides in Dallas with her sweet dog Charlie Rose.