I just wanted to say thank you for speaking at the naval base today. I was very touched/moved by you. You were AMAZING! I would love to have my wife listen to you if you ever come back to the area. Would you by chance know of or when you are coming back to CT? I was so moved by you today that I couldn’t wait to go home and tell her. I was completely speechless at the end of your talk. I wanted to shake your hand at the end, but the line was too long and I thought then that I would email you an… Read more

Submariner (military personnel cannot allow me to reveal their names.)Naval Submarine BaseNew London, CT

Janine Latus is an inspirational speaker. She will touch your heart and mind. You can hear a pin drop when she speaks and the sound of a standing ovation when she’s done. Do not hesitate to invite this very dynamic keynote speaker! She will move the audience into action.

Gael StrackCEO National Family Justice Center Alliance

As a development professional for more than 17 years, I have worked with many celebrity guests and speakers; very few have captivated an audience and motivated the community to action like Janine Latus. As keynote speaker for the 2017 Women Against Violence luncheon, Janine took us along her tumultuous journey of sexual assault, violence, murder and ultimate survival. We sometimes forget how powerful words can be, until we hear someone as inspirational as Janine Latus. I was fortunate to see thi… Read more

Tom HigginsDevelopment DirectorSamaritan HouseVirginia Beach, VA

Author, speaker and domestic violence advocate, Janine Latus, knows how to tell a story and captivate an audience. She received a standing ovation moving many to tears. The audience clearly identified with Janine, realizing the serious nature of our organization’s work and as a result, were highly motivated to give. Within the window of a 1-hour luncheon program, Janine helped Interface raise an additional $25,000 for a net total of $80,000.  These proceeds are vital to our ability to interve… Read more

Catherine L. KortFund Development & Marketing DirectorInterface Children & Family ServicesCamarillo, CA

Even a month after she spoke at our event, her words still resonate in my head.  Janine’s message is powerful and impactful and opens one’s eyes to the battle victims of domestic violence face every day against their abuser.

Sarah GoldenChairpersonWomen Against ViolenceVirginia Beach, VA

Janine Latus delivers a powerful, sobering, yet inspirational keynote address.  Her audience was riveted, hanging on her every word.  I am so thankful she has shared her and her sister’s tragic story so she can help and offer hope to other women and children.

Erica HallockBoard MemberYWCASpokane, WA

Janine Latus was an incredible speaker for us in 2017.  Of course sharing her sister’s tragic story was absolutely heart-wrenching, but what I found especially compelling was her own personal story of abuse which was less about the physical but more verbal abuse in her previous relationships. I can’t help but think this was eye-opening for some our attendees that may not have realized they could potentially be in the same situation.  She was also willing to do whatever she could to support… Read more

Mireya FitzloffEvent Chair & Board MemberYWCASpokane, WA

We could not have chosen a better or more significant keynote presenter for our women’s and gender studies conference with an audience of students, faculty, community members and activists.  Janine Latus uses the narrative of her own life and family losses to help other women and girls understand how intimate partner abuse can happen to anyone. She has the ability to engross her audience with an engaging yet candid style of delivery that ranks her as a first-class story and truth-teller. The … Read more

Helen R. Klebesadel Director, Women's and Gender Studies Consortium Co-Chair 2018 4W Summit

Our audience was diverse including nationally prominent philanthropists, university students, gender and women’s studies scholars, and a diverse cross-section of leaders from our local community.

Janine spoke to all of them with a presentation that told her story, helped us all feel the presence of her sister Amy, who lost her life to intimate partner violence, and provided guidance about warning signs related to unhealthy or dangerous relationships. She is not only a great speaker, but wise … Read more

Lori DiPrete Brown 4W Women and Wellbeing Initiative UW-Madison

Speaker Janine Latus Weaves a Spellbinding Narrative

Speaker Janine Latus contributed to our knowledge of Abuse at our November 14 th AAUW meeting by speaking about her New York Times best-selling book, If I Am Missing or Dead: A Sister’s Story of Love, Murder, and Liberation. Latus’s presentation involved the telling of this difficult story with a mastery of timing, tension, and perspicacity. She revealed that victimization is often characterized by a lack of awareness of what is, and what is… Read more

GWA-AAUW Branch Meeting

That was the most powerful and impactful session I have experienced in my life. I apologize if at the end I didn’t say much. I was at a loss for words and honestly just wanted people to sit with it and think about the impact of the session.

Let Janine know that people messaged me to tell me how incredible she is and how moved they were by the session

Nayli Russo-LongVP, People & StrategyPittsburgh Pirates

Janine Latus is a powerful activist who brought her story and advocacy to the University of South Alabama with truth, courage, passion, and a strong voice to help give a phenomenal talk as part of V-Day 2019.  The audience responded deeply to her message, with many staying after the program to speak directly with Janine.  We are thankful for her work and her visit to USA.

Dr. Krista HarrellAssociate Dean of Students and Title IX CoordinatorUniversity of South Alabama

Janine was the keynote speaker for our annual Tribute to Women of Achievement event, and she was heart stopping.  You could have heard a pin drop during her presentation as she had us all on the edge of our seats.  Although her story is chilling, it is also very real and a powerful reminder that domestic violence lives among so many of us.  Janine is an amazing speaker and one our audience won’t soon forget.

Jaye KennedyChief Executive OfficeCedar Rapids, IA

If you haven’t seen Janine Latus’ Presentation “If I am Missing or Dead, a story of Love, Murder & Liberation” you need to. 1/3 women, 1/4 men will or have experienced Domestic Violence. Janine’s compelling life story puts a face on these statistics. You’ll be reminded, KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.

Rita BaileyExecutive DirectorDarien Domestic Abuse Council, Inc.

Thank you so much, Janine! We got so much fantastic feedback from last night. Our guests were truly moved by your remarks and wanted to hear more! Thanks to you we raised over $37,000 last night, well over our goal.

Ashley AhlersCompass Center for Women and Families

Janine’s unforgettable story of abuse is two-fold.  First, she told of her personal abusive relationship … to the outside world, they looked perfect.  They had a beautiful home, money, social status, all of the things that would reflect their affluent lifestyle.  However, what people did not know about was his extremely controlling behavior.

Second, Ms. Latus told the heartfelt story about her sister Amy, whose abusive relationship ultimately led to her murder.  Ms. Latus’ candor as the story un… Read more

Karen HadleyMidlands Family Justice CenterOmaha, Nebraska

Janine is an amazing woman and poignant speaker. We were honored to feature her as our keynote at our signature fund raising event. Her speech was heart breaking and sobering, and truly inspirational.  She is a survivor who motivated our attendees to donate more money and volunteer to support our mission.  Based upon the feedback from our attendees, we know that her powerful message touched many hearts – a message that provides hope for anyone affected by domestic violence. Because of Janine… Read more

Kris UhenMilwaukee Women’s CenterMilwaukee, Wisconsin

I just wanted to let you know that the impact of your talk has been reverberating like a stone thrown into a pond. The splash was fantastic enough itself, but the ripples have been sobering and hopeful all at once.

I have received calls from attendees, one after the next, who want to help a friend, or a good friend’s sister or a sister’s good friend….We have been putting informational packets together not for clients—those, of course we have—but for the concerned loved ones who are tired o… Read more

Melissa Lukin, MBAExecutive Director, Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA)San Mateo, California