Dr. Kate Webster
Dr. Kate Webster’s passion empowering audience members to speak up for themselves led her to create her own company called Breaking Thru Barriers. She fuses her academic knowledge on gender equality issues with her physical experiences as a self-defense instructor to provide a unique combination of mind and body awareness called Quiet Power™. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in Comparative Education and is a published academic author on issues of gender-based barriers to girls’ schooling in Africa. Currently, she is a part-time faculty member at DePaul and Dominican Universities, in Education and Sociology, and teaches widely on gender and social justice issues. Additionally, she is a third degree black belt and nationally certified empowerment-based self-defense instructor. As the founder of Breaking Thru Barriers, she is a professional speaker and helps individuals and organizations more effectively communicate, and feel good about it.