Liz Murray

Liz Murray | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Liz Murray | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Homeless To Harvard, Youth Advocate, Author
Overcome adversity and make a positive impact on the community with Liz Murray, speaker, advocate for under served youth, and Co-Founder of The Arthur Project.
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Liz Murray | Speaker Biography

Overcame homelessness to attend Harvard University
Author of "Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival"
Co-founder of The Arthur Project, supporting underserved youth

Elizabeth Murray, an American memoirist and inspirational speaker, overcame homelessness to attend Harvard University. Her memoir, "Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard" (2010), details her life's challenges and achievements and is a New York Times Bestseller. Her experiences were also depicted in the Lifetime television film "Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story" (2003). Born to parents struggling with addiction, Liz faced severe adversity from an early age, including hunger and homelessness. At 15, she was living on the streets but decided her future would not be defined by her current struggles. With a focus on the importance of education, Liz completed her high school education in two years and won a scholarship to Harvard University, starting a new, hopeful chapter in her life. Liz's journey from adversity to success has inspired many. She holds a Masters in the Psychology of Education from Columbia University and is the co-founder and Executive Director of The Arthur Project. This non-profit organization supports underserved youth, aiming to end generational poverty through education and mentorship. Liz's life demonstrates the power of resilience, education, and self-belief.

Why Should You Book Liz Murray?

Liz's incredible journey from homelessness to Harvard embodies the ultimate story of resilience and determination, offering profound insights into overcoming adversity. Her experiences provide valuable lessons on the power of education, mentorship, and unwavering self-belief, making her an inspirational figure for any team or business seeking to foster a culture of perseverance and success. Booking Liz as a speaker will not only motivate your team but also equip them with practical strategies for turning challenges into opportunities.

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