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How I Embraced Discomfort to Create a Career of Change, Growth, and Fulfillment

September 6, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Our speaker Amber Runyon is a walking inspiration for embracing risk and discomfort. She went to Ethiopia a nurse and came back an activist, selling everything she owned to launch a candle company to combat human trafficking. The “what” and “why” were simple — create a company to globally redeem, restore, empower and equip those vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation and addiction with the resources to restore their lives. The “how” was a bit more complex …

As happens in all TIGER Tales, Amber will take us through her personal journey. She will discuss how she embraced discomfort to create a career of change, growth, and fulfillment, touching on turning risk into reward, breaking into an unfamiliar industry, and the basics of earning and allocating funding.

Amber Runyon is an activist for social change. A hospice nurse turned social entrepreneur, she started Eleventh Candle Co. out of the desire to bring hope to women in the United States who’ve been vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation, and addiction by providing a therapeutic work setting and rehabilitative resources. A CNN article covers Amber’s story and Eleventh Candle Co.’s mission–read here!

Eleventh Candle Co. is a product line launched through Legacy, a non-profit based in Columbus, Ohio. Collectively, these two organizations have come together as a social enterprise working to redeem, restore, empower and equip those vulnerable to human trafficking.

Event is free and includes a light lunch.

Event timeline:
11:30am – Networking & lunch
12:00pm – Program begins
1:00pm – Networking resumes

Thank you to our sponsor Mmelo Boutique Confections.

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Innovate New Albany
8000 Walton Parkway Suite 200
New Albany, OH 43054 United States
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