A global women’s human rights activist, Amy Logan is on a mission to empower women and girls through her writing, public speaking, leadership development, coaching, filmmaking, non-profit board leadership, research, storytelling, advocacy and campaigning.
Amy is Executive Coach trained by Learning as Leadership, a thirty-year-old leadership development and culture change firm near San Francisco where she has coached executives in government agencies, the private sector and non-profits. A Certified Professional Co-Active Coach with advanced coach training in the neuroscience of human transformation, she also coaches young female leaders for The Coaching Fellowship and United Nations staff for The Pro Bono Coaching Programme.
As an independent scholar, Amy has presented her research on “honor violence” at New York University’s Global Secularisms conference, Oxford University’s Women’s Leadership Symposium, The International Feminist Journal of Politics’ Gender and Crisis in Global Politics conference at the University of Southern California, and the Gender and the Law conference at Dokuz Eylul University and Gediz University in Izmir, Turkey.
Amy is featured in and the Consulting Producer of “The Price of Honor”, a multi-award-winning 2014 documentary about the US “honor killings” of two teen sisters that galvanized the FBI to put the suspected fugitive-father, Yaser Said, on their Top 10 Most Wanted List. In 2015, Amy presented the film and moderated a panel discussion in the US Capitol about “honor violence” in America, sponsored by three Congresswomen with the Justice Department releasing their first-ever study on American honor violence in the US at the event.
Amy is President of the U.S. National Committee for UN Women, San Francisco Bay Chapter. She speaks and screens her films frequently and gave a talk, “It Hasn’t Always Been a Man’s World”, at TEDxSacramento, about her discovery of a secret to empower women along her journey to overcome gender-based violence.
She is the author of The Seven Perfumes of Sacrifice, a novel about the search for the ancient, lost origins of honor killing in the Middle East lauded by former Egyptian First Lady Jihan Sadat, author/activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Publisher’s Weekly. Amy has written for Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, among many others.
Amy also serves on the Advisory Board of the documentary, “Honor Diaries”, George Mason University’s Women’s E-Learning in Leadership Project, the Muslim-American Leadership Alliance, and the non-profit organization Women’s Voices Now, that helps empower women living in Muslim-majority societies.
My Vision for the Future
A world in balance of the feminine and masculine energies that are both needed for harmony.
- Amy's author website
- The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
- Amnesty International - End the Cycle of Violence Against Women
- The AHA Foundation - Ayaan Hirsi Ali's organization to empower women
- The Tahirih Justice Center - protecting immigrant women fleeing violence
- Women Thrive Worldwide - helping women emerge from poverty
- UN's UNite to End Violence Against Women Campaign
My Topic Interests
- Economic Empowerment
- Gender-based Violence
- Human Rights
- Men and Boys
- Technology & Innovation
My Region Interests
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America and the Caribbean
- Middle East and North Africa
- North America
- South and Central Asia
- Sub-Saharan Africa