Lauren Jacobs

Biography & Awards

Internationally Recognised Author, Speaker & Theologian

Whether it’s telling the stories of today’s women or the narratives of history’s heroines, Lauren’s passion to amplify the impact of the female voice is at the centre of everything she does. As a multipotentialite, Lauren is a talented, multi – award winning author, radio journalist, and a decorated academic and theologian.

Through her daily work as a theologian and specialist in the Old Testament and the Ancient Near East, Lauren has taught across continents and has written close to 500 articles on women in the Bible. She has also released 4 books. Her journalism work has focused on gendercide in China, woman abuse, faith and abuse, female ritual servitude and more. She has been a guest writer for over 2 dozen international publications and was a Ted Talk speaker at TedxCapeTown in 2018. Her talk “A Forgotten History, where are our women?” inspired conversation. Today, she is a board member on a number of advocacy, as well as historical organisations.

Lauren is a radio journalist on Cape Pulpit 729AM, engaging faith communities with controversial topics. Her motto for life is “we lend our voices to those who cannot speak, but only until they find their own.”

2023

CONTAGIOUS WOMAN AWARD

Awarded to Lauren for her continued work in the creative sector during the Covid – 19 pandemic.

2023

INFLUENTIAL WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

Lauren has received the IWOY 2023 award for journalism

2023

WOMAN PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

The prestigious woman personality of the year is awarded by the GISR Foundation based in India, who works tirelessly for girls education. Lauren was honoured with this award for her ongoing work to empower and uplift women globally. (India)

2021

MICHAEL BROWN CHANGE AGENT AWARD

Lauren won the prestigious Michael Brown International award for her work with gender-based violence in faith communities(U.K)

2021

PANACHE WOMAN OF THE WORLD AWARD

For her overall accomplishments working to amplify women’s voices through her theological work

2022

WOMAN OF FAITH AWARD

Awarded by the Presbyterian Mission for racial equity and gender, for hertheological work(U.S.A)

2017

DESMOND TUTU –GERRIT BRAND AWARD

Awarded for Lauren’s book Yehudit Chosen by God

2019

NEXT GENERATION INDIE BOOK AWARD

Awarded for Lauren’s second title,Shelamzion Queen of Israel (U.S.A)

2021

ACCENTURE GENDER AWARD TOP 4

Lauren’s work inthe non –profit sector with women was honoured by the Gender Awards

BOOKS

Lauren has released 4 books, Yehudit Chosen by God, Judit Kryger uit die adelstand, Shelamzion Queen of Israel and Bold Bible Girls.

Yehudit Chosen By God
Yehudit Chosen by God

Historical Fiction

Shelamzion Queen of Israel
Shelamzion Queen of Israel

Historical Fiction

Bold Bible Girls
Bold Bible Girls

Children’s Non – Fiction

Boards

Lauren currently serves in the following capacities:

2009 – present

Is a global teaching ministry with a focus on missions, discipleship, training leaders and correctly proclaiming biblical truth cross – continentally.

2020- present

SSAN’s mission is to empower refugee & marginalized women & girls as leaders, who transform their nation & the world, through education, discipleship, leadership development, health, esteem building & mentorship.

2021 – present

Rea Thusana Foundation (RTF) is a non-profit organisation (NPO) serving people experiencing homelessness in Muizenberg (Cape Town, South Africa). With a focus on assisting abused women on the streets, to receive shelter, skills development, rehabilitation and ultimately employment.

2022 – present

The Friends of the Cape Town Museum supports, assists and promotes the Museum and initiates programmes to realise and implement the Vision, Purpose and Mission of the Cape Town Museum.

2022 – present

Is the oldest conservation lobby group in Cape Town, promoting the cause and protection of Cape Town’s heritage.

Lauren
Watch My Ted Talk at TedxCapeTown

“A Forgotten History, Where are our Women?”

“Lauren Jacobs changed the mood when she spoke about the ‘blank pages’ in
history when it comes to ‘women’s contributions, powerfully stating that
‘if girls can’t read about women in books, we are telling them that they
are worth less.”

 

Cape Chameleon Magazine

November

2018

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