Dr. Ludy Green is one of the world’s foremost experts on Economic Empowerment and violence against women. A Human Rights activist for over 20 years, she speaks regularly in national and international venues on the importance of financial autonomy in breaking the abusive patterns that hold captive victims of violence and human trafficking.
Green is a contributing writer on women’s issues for the Huffington Post and Thrive Global, as well as the author of Ending Domestic Violence Captivity: A Guide to Economic Freedom published by Volcano Press in October 2015. She is also the Host and Producer of the podcast Ending Domestic Abuse which provides immediate and essential advice to victims of violence and works to prevent violence by empowering women.
The methodology pioneered by Dr. Green has been validated by the work of the non-profit organization she founded in 2001, Second Chance Employment Services. Second Chance’s innovative program has been uniquely successful in helping hundreds of survivors attain lifelong freedom from domestic violence and human trafficking through financial and emotional independence.
Dr. Green served as the Agency Lead on Counter-Trafficking in Persons at USAID before moving on to work for the US State Department as the Cultural Ambassador of the United States in Human Trafficking to Jordan and Syria in 2009. In these positions, Green served as a delegate to several countries and was invited by the Government of Poland to be a presenter at the Congress of Woman in Poland 2014. She was also a presenter at the International Women's Forum in Berlin, Germany (2014) and at the Qatar International Business Women Forum (2013).
For her work in domestic violence and human trafficking Dr. Green’s numerous awards including: Nominee to the United Nations Business Leader’s Award; Washington Business Journal‘s Women Who Mean Business Award (2010); Brava Award (2009); Woman of Vision Award (2008); and Washingtonian of the Year (2008).
Fluent in Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and German, Dr. Green has a B.S. in International Finance; she earned her M.A. in Human Resources Management at The George Washington University and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Southern California University. She graduated from the Leadership Washington Program in 2003, and Finance for Senior Executives at Harvard University in 2010. She is a long-standing member of the Society of Human Resources Management ("SHRM"); The National Speakers Association (“NSA”); The US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the International Women Forum (“IWF”); and the Women’s Forum of New York and Washington, DC.