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NOTEBOOK: Keynoter gives up fee, helps local charity


One of our favorite Des Moines Brits, Sam Hoyle, passed along a nice story from the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s recent Executive Forum on Diversity and Inclusion.
Keynote speaker Yasmine Mustafa decided not to accept a speaker’s fee. Instead, she asked that organizers donate 25 Athena safety devices to Children and Families of Iowa, which works with domestic abuse victims. The agency received the devices during the event.
When someone is endangered, they can push a button on the device, which sends their location to a trusted network of friends, relatives and others who can help.
Mustafa founded Roar for Good, a self-defense company fighting violence against women.

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