Where: The Lansing Center, First Floor – Hall “B”
Speaker: Becky Douglas, Rising Star Outreach
Topic: “A Partnership That’s Making A Difference”
Becky Douglas is the founder and president of Rising Star Outreach, a non-profit that works with the leprosy-affected of India. Her organization uses micro-credit to create economic self-reliance, provides medical services, and gives a world-class education to the children of the leprosy colonies.
Becky is the subject of the Gracie Award-winning PBS documentary, Breaking the Curse, and the Emmy Award-winning Documentary by Profiles in Caring. She was the recipient of the John Houston Allen Humanitarian of the Year Award by Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters. She received the “Classic Woman Award” in 2009 by Traditional Homes Magazine. Her work has been featured in the Ladies Home Journal, the Washington Post, and numerous other journals and magazines, as well as by the BBC, ABC, NBC, and other television networks.
Becky’s work has touched audiences across the world. She spreads the message that within each of us lies the power to make a difference in the world.
Becky is married to John L. Douglas, an international banking attorney with Davis, Polk & Wardwell in New York City. They are the parents of ten children.