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Rachel Lloyd

Child Sex Trafficking Advocate; Founder of Girls Educational & Mentoring Services

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Rachel Lloyd Biography

In 1998, with only a computer and $30, Ashoka Fellow, Reebok Human Rights Award winner and leading child sex trafficking advocate Rachel Lloyd established GEMS: Girls Educational and Mentoring Services to support American girls and young women survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.

Since its inception as a one-woman outreach program in 1998, GEMS has grown steadily, building its services and programs and garnering increased visibility and recognition under Lloyds leadership. Now the nations largest organization offering direct services to American victims of child sex trafficking, GEMS empowers girls and young women, ages 12-24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the sex industry and develop to their full potential.

Lloyd is a nationally recognized expert on the issue of child sex trafficking in America, and played a key role in the successful passage of New York States groundbreaking Safe Harbor Act for Sexually Exploited Youth, the first law in the country to end the prosecution of child victims of sex trafficking. Her trailblazing advocacy is the subject of the critically acclaimed Showtime documentary Very Young Girls and the upcoming memoir Girls Like Us (Harper Collins).

Lloyds passion and achievements have made her a popular focus of national and international news coverage, with profiles and interviews on CNN Anderson Cooper 360, ABC News, NBC News, NPR, National Geographic Channel, Access Hollywood, and in the New York Times, New York Post, Washington Post, Variety, Essence Magazine, Glamour Magazine, New York Magazine, Village Voice, Marie Claire, and other leading outlets. Lloyd was named one of the 50 Women Who Change the World by Ms Magazine, one of the 100 Women Who Shape New York by the New York Daily News, New Yorker of the Week by NY1, and a Notable New Yorker by CBS TV.

An accomplished public speaker, Lloyd has spoken by invitation at the United Nations, New York University, Columbia University, Wheelock College, CUNY Honors College, Washburn University, the Brooklyn Museum, the Library of Congress and other top institutions; at film festivals including the Miami International Film Festival, Jackson Hole Film Festival, and True/False Film Festival; and at international and national conferences including the WMCA National Conference 2009, First International Summit of Sexually Exploited Youth in Victoria, BC, the International Young Peoples Participation Project in the Philippines, the National Childrens Advocacy Center Conference, Project Safe Childhood Conference, the National Conference on Juvenile Justice and many more.

In addition to being awarded a 2009 Ashoka Fellowship, Lloyd has been honored and recognized with a Reebok Human Rights Award, Child Advocacy Award The Administration for Childrens Services (ACS), the Community Service Award from the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, Frederick Douglass Award from the North Star Fund, Susan B. Anthony Award from the National Organization for Women, the Community Service Award from Soroptimist International NY, Prime Movers Fellowship, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Award, Change.orgs Changemakers Network, Heroes for Youth Award National Safe Place, and the Social Entrepreneurship Award from the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.

Lloyd has a profoundly personal understanding of her work. A survivor of commercial sexual exploitation as a teen, Lloyd knows all too well the hidden, emotional scars such exploitation can leave on children and youth. There have been experiences I would rather not have had and pain I wish I hadnt felt but every experience, every tear, every hardship has equipped me for the work I do now, Lloyd says. I get such deep satisfaction from knowing Im fulfilling my purpose, that my life is counting for something. It puts all the past hurts into perspective.

Lloyd received her Bachelors degree in Psychology from Marymount Manhattan College and her Masters in Applied Urban Anthropology from the City College of New York.

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Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale, an Activist Finds Her Calling and Heals Herself

Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale, an Activist Finds Her Calling and Heals Herself

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rachel Lloyd 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 Rachel Lloyd for your next private or corporate function.
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Rachel Lloyd Biography

In 1998, with only a computer and $30, Ashoka Fellow, Reebok Human Rights Award winner and leading child sex trafficking advocate Rachel Lloyd established GEMS: Girls Educational and Mentoring Services to support American girls and young women survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.

Since its inception as a one-woman outreach program in 1998, GEMS has grown steadily, building its services and programs and garnering increased visibility and recognition under Lloyds leadership. Now the nations largest organization offering direct services to American victims of child sex trafficking, GEMS empowers girls and young women, ages 12-24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the sex industry and develop to their full potential.

Lloyd is a nationally recognized expert on the issue of child sex trafficking in America, and played a key role in the successful passage of New York States groundbreaking Safe Harbor Act for Sexually Exploited Youth, the first law in the country to end the prosecution of child victims of sex trafficking. Her trailblazing advocacy is the subject of the critically acclaimed Showtime documentary Very Young Girls and the upcoming memoir Girls Like Us (Harper Collins).

Lloyds passion and achievements have made her a popular focus of national and international news coverage, with profiles and interviews on CNN Anderson Cooper 360, ABC News, NBC News, NPR, National Geographic Channel, Access Hollywood, and in the New York Times, New York Post, Washington Post, Variety, Essence Magazine, Glamour Magazine, New York Magazine, Village Voice, Marie Claire, and other leading outlets. Lloyd was named one of the 50 Women Who Change the World by Ms Magazine, one of the 100 Women Who Shape New York by the New York Daily News, New Yorker of the Week by NY1, and a Notable New Yorker by CBS TV.

An accomplished public speaker, Lloyd has spoken by invitation at the United Nations, New York University, Columbia University, Wheelock College, CUNY Honors College, Washburn University, the Brooklyn Museum, the Library of Congress and other top institutions; at film festivals including the Miami International Film Festival, Jackson Hole Film Festival, and True/False Film Festival; and at international and national conferences including the WMCA National Conference 2009, First International Summit of Sexually Exploited Youth in Victoria, BC, the International Young Peoples Participation Project in the Philippines, the National Childrens Advocacy Center Conference, Project Safe Childhood Conference, the National Conference on Juvenile Justice and many more.

In addition to being awarded a 2009 Ashoka Fellowship, Lloyd has been honored and recognized with a Reebok Human Rights Award, Child Advocacy Award The Administration for Childrens Services (ACS), the Community Service Award from the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, Frederick Douglass Award from the North Star Fund, Susan B. Anthony Award from the National Organization for Women, the Community Service Award from Soroptimist International NY, Prime Movers Fellowship, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Award, Change.orgs Changemakers Network, Heroes for Youth Award National Safe Place, and the Social Entrepreneurship Award from the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.

Lloyd has a profoundly personal understanding of her work. A survivor of commercial sexual exploitation as a teen, Lloyd knows all too well the hidden, emotional scars such exploitation can leave on children and youth. There have been experiences I would rather not have had and pain I wish I hadnt felt but every experience, every tear, every hardship has equipped me for the work I do now, Lloyd says. I get such deep satisfaction from knowing Im fulfilling my purpose, that my life is counting for something. It puts all the past hurts into perspective.

Lloyd received her Bachelors degree in Psychology from Marymount Manhattan College and her Masters in Applied Urban Anthropology from the City College of New York.

Rachel Lloyd Videos

  • Human Trafficking Victim Rachel Lloyd Helps Other Survivors
    Human trafficking survivor Rachel Lloyd was once exploited on the streets of Germany as a teenager. A past victim herself, Rachel Lloyd is fighting...
  • Rachel Lloyd Speaks at GEMS' Love Revolution Gala
    Rachel Lloyd, Founder and President of Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS)
  • Human trafficking: Rachel Lloyd at TEDxUChicago 2012
    Rachael Lloyd is an anti human-trafficking advocate. She is the founder and Executive Director of the New York-based Girls Educational and Mentoring...

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  • How to book Rachel Lloyd?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rachel Lloyd for both live and virtual events 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Rachel Lloyd, 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 Rachel Lloyd or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rachel Lloyd?

    Booking fees for Rachel Lloyd, 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 Rachel Lloyd, 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 Rachel Lloyd?

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

Rachel Lloyd is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rachel Lloyd for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Rachel Lloyd 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 Vednita Carter, Tim Ballard, Julia Ormond, Amanda Nguyen and Theresa Flores. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rachel Lloyd for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Rachel Lloyd Speaker Videos

  • Human Trafficking Victim Rachel Lloyd Helps Other Survivors
    Human trafficking survivor Rachel Lloyd was once exploited on the streets of Germany as a teenager. A past victim herself, Rachel Lloyd is fighting the commercial sexual exploitation of children by...
    Rachel Lloyd Speaks at GEMS' Love Revolution Gala
    Rachel Lloyd, Founder and President of Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS)
  • Human trafficking: Rachel Lloyd at TEDxUChicago 2012
    Rachael Lloyd is an anti human-trafficking advocate. She is the founder and Executive Director of the New York-based Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS). Since immigrating to the United...

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