2022 Keynote Speaker

Sarah, Duchess of York

For more than 30 years,The Duchess has been committed to children’s and wellness causes with a focus on education. She has travelled the globe to witness the projects first-hand and has personally raised significant donations for causes that share her passion for change. In 1993, she founded Children in Crisis to provide education to forgotten children around the world and the charity has educated over 1.4 million children.The Duchess was a founder patron of Street Child when the two charities merged, recently stepping down from the role when the charities successfully integrated to focus on her new international charity, Sarah’s Trust.

Alongside this, she has launched a new daily YouTube story time show called ‘Fergie & Friends’, where she reads a series of different children’s books, sometimes with guests, to help keep children entertained during lockdown. In addition, these stories have been distributed to children’s hospitals throughout the UK and US, accompanied by personal recorded messages from The Duchess.

The Duchess has published more than 70 books, including two autobiographies and titles focused on health, empowerment, history, art and children’s stories. She is a regular speaker and panelist at global forums on subjects including women in business, women and wellness, human rights, and the need to help more children in the world’s toughest places access education. She has received numerous awards for her philanthropic work.

We are beyond thrilled to have The Duchess of York speak at our 10th annual Journey and look forward to celebrating with her.

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