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Nina Smith

Executive Director, Goodweave USA

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Nina Smith Biography

A native of Glen Falls, New York, Nina Smith graduated with a B.A. in history from Tufts University in 1989. Upon graduation, Smith traveled extensively overseas. While in Guatemala, she met a small, local craftswoman who begged Smith the buy her wares for less than they were worth. It was an important moment in Smith's life when she realized the link between what the Western world pays for handmade goods and the quality of the lives of those who make it. Paying less than what this woman needed was perpetuating the problem of poverty.

When Smith returned to the US, she worked as a crafts export consultant to the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, was former president of the Fair Trade Federation and the executive director of The Crafts Center and publisher of Crafts News. In 2000, she launched the RugMark Foundation USA.

Armed with the belief that no parent wants their child to work, RugMark was launched in 1994 by Kailash Satvarthi to eradicate the use of child labor in the handwoven rug industry. Now working in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Nepal, RugMark has a three-fold approach with the ultimate goal of providing economic incentives so that rug makers will not use child labor in their factories. RugMark offers scholarships to the children of rug makers so that they have a higher chance of staying in school until they are of legal working age, therefore helping to break the cycle of poverty and child labor.

Smith's tireless work with RugMark, especially in the area of raising consumer awareness, garnered her a Skoll Foundation award for Social Entrepreneurship in 2005.

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Nina Smith for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Nina Smith for your next private or corporate function.
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Nina Smith Biography

A native of Glen Falls, New York, Nina Smith graduated with a B.A. in history from Tufts University in 1989. Upon graduation, Smith traveled extensively overseas. While in Guatemala, she met a small, local craftswoman who begged Smith the buy her wares for less than they were worth. It was an important moment in Smith's life when she realized the link between what the Western world pays for handmade goods and the quality of the lives of those who make it. Paying less than what this woman needed was perpetuating the problem of poverty.

When Smith returned to the US, she worked as a crafts export consultant to the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, was former president of the Fair Trade Federation and the executive director of The Crafts Center and publisher of Crafts News. In 2000, she launched the RugMark Foundation USA.

Armed with the belief that no parent wants their child to work, RugMark was launched in 1994 by Kailash Satvarthi to eradicate the use of child labor in the handwoven rug industry. Now working in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Nepal, RugMark has a three-fold approach with the ultimate goal of providing economic incentives so that rug makers will not use child labor in their factories. RugMark offers scholarships to the children of rug makers so that they have a higher chance of staying in school until they are of legal working age, therefore helping to break the cycle of poverty and child labor.

Smith's tireless work with RugMark, especially in the area of raising consumer awareness, garnered her a Skoll Foundation award for Social Entrepreneurship in 2005.

FAQs on booking Nina Smith

  • How to book Nina Smith?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Nina Smith for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Nina Smith, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Nina Smith or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Nina Smith?

    Booking fees for Nina Smith, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Nina Smith, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Nina Smith?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Nina Smith for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Nina Smith for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Nina Smith or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Nina Smith or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Nina Smith is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Nina Smith for your event is available upon request. Nina Smith generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Michele Giddens, Pat Mitchell, Susan Collin Marks, Johanna Mair and Ann Cotton. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Nina Smith for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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