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Founder & Executive Director of Nest, Social Entrepreneur & Female Empowerment Activist

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Rebecca van Bergen is the founder and executive director of Nest, a New York City non-profit organization that is working side-by-side with the world's most promising artisans, to sustainably develop their small businesses while simultaneously promoting peace, prosperity and female empowerment.

As a result of her groundbreaking, three-pillared approach to global development, social enterprise and female empowerment, Rebecca was named one of the St. Louis Business Journal's "30 under 30," which recognizes the achievements of young entrepreneurs and executives. She appears regularly in media including PBS's Agents of Change and was identified as a CNN "Young Person Who Rocks." Among Nest's accolades, the organization was a featured charity at the Sundance Film Festival and has been recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative.

Following a long-time dream of making a positive impact on the world throughout he power of capitalist forces, Rebecca van Bergen graduated with her Masters Degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 2006, with a firm idea for Nest already planted.

Recognizing craft as a cornerstone of emerging economies around the world, Rebecca saw an opportunity to transform craft into a tool for positive social and economic change.

By empowering artisans with the modern tools, training and market access necessary to revive their crafts, Rebecca was determined to create a place of prestige for ancient artisanship within world of modern high-end retail and designer fashion; she founded Nest just two weeks following her graduation at the young age of 24.

As a pioneering woman, wife and mother, Rebecca has made female empowerment a focal point of Nest's social goals, identifying artisan business partners that promote female employment, as well as building female safety, job security, and leadership into every Nest development project. In her personal and professional life, Rebecca is vocal about encouraging women leaders to embrace"the feminine business mind," which uniquely integrates compassion into all business endeavors.

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Speaking Topics
  • Empowering Women Around The World Through Employment

    Research has shown that when women are given the chance to earn money and bring income home to their families, they really invest that money for good—children are less likely to go hungry, more likely to receive an education, and guaranteed a stronger family unit. During her work with Nest, Rebecca has seen first hand the the profound difference that providing women with jobs has not only on their individual self-confidence, but also on a much wider, community level. In this talk, Rebecca shares how though investing in women, communities around the world can see a lasting change happen across generations.

  • The Arts & A Global Economy

    Nest is committed to cultural preservation of artistic techniques, taking century old traditions and making sure it remains relevant today. In this talk, Rebecca discusses how we can celebrate the art but in a way that’s sustainable, exploring the common debate about merging tradition with modern inspiration—yet shares her firsthand experience watching community artisans draw meaningful inspiration from western designers and brands. Rebecca explores how this outside inspiration actually brings creativity back to the process and helps the artisans sustain exciting and consistent renewal in their craft. In this talk, Rebecca shows how the arts can create valuable jobs, connecting the smallest communities with a powerful, global set of consumers.

  • Purposeful Partnerships: How For-Profit Companies Can Affect Global Change

    Aligning two disparate entities is an important piece of what Nest does. Nest has worked in more than 15 countries and helped more than 3,000 artisans worldwide—and that has all been possible by building innovative social partnerships. In this talk, Rebecca shares with audiences misconceptions about the possibilities for for-profit companies making a difference. Rebecca reveals the creative possibilities for successful partnerships, combining the money-raising abilities of nonprofits and the sustainability of for-profit companies.

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Rebecca van Bergen

Founder & Executive Director of Nest, Social Entrepreneur & Female Empowerment Activist

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Rebecca van Bergen Biography

Rebecca van Bergen is the founder and executive director of Nest, a New York City non-profit organization that is working side-by-side with the world's most promising artisans, to sustainably develop their small businesses while simultaneously promoting peace, prosperity and female empowerment.

As a result of her groundbreaking, three-pillared approach to global development, social enterprise and female empowerment, Rebecca was named one of the St. Louis Business Journal's "30 under 30," which recognizes the achievements of young entrepreneurs and executives. She appears regularly in media including PBS's Agents of Change and was identified as a CNN "Young Person Who Rocks." Among Nest's accolades, the organization was a featured charity at the Sundance Film Festival and has been recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative.

Following a long-time dream of making a positive impact on the world throughout he power of capitalist forces, Rebecca van Bergen graduated with her Masters Degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 2006, with a firm idea for Nest already planted.

Recognizing craft as a cornerstone of emerging economies around the world, Rebecca saw an opportunity to transform craft into a tool for positive social and economic change.

By empowering artisans with the modern tools, training and market access necessary to revive their crafts, Rebecca was determined to create a place of prestige for ancient artisanship within world of modern high-end retail and designer fashion; she founded Nest just two weeks following her graduation at the young age of 24.

As a pioneering woman, wife and mother, Rebecca has made female empowerment a focal point of Nest's social goals, identifying artisan business partners that promote female employment, as well as building female safety, job security, and leadership into every Nest development project. In her personal and professional life, Rebecca is vocal about encouraging women leaders to embrace"the feminine business mind," which uniquely integrates compassion into all business endeavors.

Rebecca van Bergen Speaking Topics

  • Empowering Women Around The World Through Employment

    Research has shown that when women are given the chance to earn money and bring income home to their families, they really invest that money for good—children are less likely to go hungry, more likely to receive an education, and guaranteed a stronger family unit. During her work with Nest, Rebecca has seen first hand the the profound difference that providing women with jobs has not only on their individual self-confidence, but also on a much wider, community level. In this talk, Rebecca shares how though investing in women, communities around the world can see a lasting change happen across generations.

  • The Arts & A Global Economy

    Nest is committed to cultural preservation of artistic techniques, taking century old traditions and making sure it remains relevant today. In this talk, Rebecca discusses how we can celebrate the art but in a way that’s sustainable, exploring the common debate about merging tradition with modern inspiration—yet shares her firsthand experience watching community artisans draw meaningful inspiration from western designers and brands. Rebecca explores how this outside inspiration actually brings creativity back to the process and helps the artisans sustain exciting and consistent renewal in their craft. In this talk, Rebecca shows how the arts can create valuable jobs, connecting the smallest communities with a powerful, global set of consumers.

  • Purposeful Partnerships: How For-Profit Companies Can Affect Global Change

    Aligning two disparate entities is an important piece of what Nest does. Nest has worked in more than 15 countries and helped more than 3,000 artisans worldwide—and that has all been possible by building innovative social partnerships. In this talk, Rebecca shares with audiences misconceptions about the possibilities for for-profit companies making a difference. Rebecca reveals the creative possibilities for successful partnerships, combining the money-raising abilities of nonprofits and the sustainability of for-profit companies.

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  • How to book Rebecca van Bergen?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rebecca van Bergen for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 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. Fill out a booking request form for Rebecca van Bergen, 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 Rebecca van Bergen or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rebecca van Bergen?

    Booking fees for Rebecca van Bergen, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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 Rebecca van Bergen, 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 Rebecca van Bergen?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rebecca van Bergen 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 Rebecca van Bergen 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 Rebecca van Bergen or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rebecca van Bergen 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.

Rebecca van Bergen is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rebecca van Bergen for your event is available upon request. Rebecca van Bergen generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Amanda Lindhout, Cam Kashani, Anna Holmes, Nicole Yeary and Naomi Judd. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rebecca van Bergen for an upcoming event.

Rebecca van Bergen Speaking Topics

  • Empowering Women Around The World Through Employment

    Research has shown that when women are given the chance to earn money and bring income home to their families, they really invest that money for good—children are less likely to go hungry, more likely to receive an education, and guaranteed a stronger family unit. During her work with Nest, Rebecca has seen first hand the the profound difference that providing women with jobs has not only on their individual self-confidence, but also on a much wider, community level. In this talk, Rebecca shares how though investing in women, communities around the world can see a lasting change happen across generations.

  • The Arts & A Global Economy

    Nest is committed to cultural preservation of artistic techniques, taking century old traditions and making sure it remains relevant today. In this talk, Rebecca discusses how we can celebrate the art but in a way that’s sustainable, exploring the common debate about merging tradition with modern inspiration—yet shares her firsthand experience watching community artisans draw meaningful inspiration from western designers and brands. Rebecca explores how this outside inspiration actually brings creativity back to the process and helps the artisans sustain exciting and consistent renewal in their craft. In this talk, Rebecca shows how the arts can create valuable jobs, connecting the smallest communities with a powerful, global set of consumers.

  • Purposeful Partnerships: How For-Profit Companies Can Affect Global Change

    Aligning two disparate entities is an important piece of what Nest does. Nest has worked in more than 15 countries and helped more than 3,000 artisans worldwide—and that has all been possible by building innovative social partnerships. In this talk, Rebecca shares with audiences misconceptions about the possibilities for for-profit companies making a difference. Rebecca reveals the creative possibilities for successful partnerships, combining the money-raising abilities of nonprofits and the sustainability of for-profit companies.

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