Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart will bring her story of strength to the 2014 San Diego Women’s Week as the keynote speaker, according to the San Diego North Chamber of Commerce.
Smart will address the crowd during the “Inspiration Conference” on March 21, 2014 at Harrah’s Rincon Casino & Resort. Her speech will wrap up the five-day forum addressing women’s issues, including finance, health, fitness and more.
In a recently released autobiography called “My Story,” Smart told about her nine months in captivity at the hands of Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Barzee. Smart was forced to live with them in Lakeside after they kidnapped her at knifepoint from her Salt Lake City home in 2002.
Both Mitchell and Barzee were convicted of multiple counts in Smart’s case.
Since her rescue in 2003, Smart has become a victim advocate and has created a foundation to help prevent crimes against children.