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Rebecca Bender

Sex Trafficking Survivor, Advocate & Author

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Rebecca Bender Biography

Born with tenacity and an entrepreneurial spirit, Rebecca Bender believes that we are all more than the bad things that have happened in our lives. After escaping her trafficker in 2007, Bender was determined to make a new life for herself and her young daughter. She worked hard, eventually opening her own business and earning a Master’s degree. While she was attending college online, Bender dreamed of launching a school for survivors of human trafficking - a place where anyone with lived experience could enroll and learn the skills and knowledge necessary to build a new life. In 2014, Elevate Academy was born and within eight years had served nearly 1,000 students in 12 countries and nearly 508 U.S. cities across the nation. This innovative online school is thriving today and remains a place where survivors continue to connect, grow, and find tools to ignite their futures.

Bender is a CEO and a published author who has earned a distinct reputation as a trailblazer and thought leader in the field. Her specialized training has equipped well over 100,000 professionals including FBI, Homeland Security, local law enforcement, community leaders, medical professionals, and more. Bender was appointed to the United States National Advisory Council and serves as an advisor to Aequitas, A21, and the HSI North Texas Task Force. She assists as a subject matter expert for investigations and operations across the country, and is regularly called upon to testify as an expert witness. Bender is a highly sought-after speaker, consultant, and nationally recognized authority who is passionate about seeing people transform their lives so they can change the world. When she’s not traveling and leading her team, you’ll find her on the sidelines or in the audience cheering for her four daughters, listening to true-crime podcasts, or working on her next manuscript by the pool.

Speaking Topics
  • Fundraising Keynote

    Rebecca is able to take the goals and objectives of YOUR event and weave them with her own personal narrative and experience in a powerful way. Her story of trafficked to triumphant will inspire your attendees in a way that helps to ensure a successful event.

  • Leading from Resilience

    Rebecca Bender knows the struggle of overcoming hardship firsthand. After enduring nearly six years of human trafficking at the hands of a notorious trafficker, Rebecca emerged as one the nation’s leading Survivor Advocates creating the largest online school in the world for survivors of trafficking, training over 115,000 professionals including FBI and Homeland Security, passing laws and advocating for survivors all around the world. But it did not come easy; still doesn’t. Roadblocks personally and professionally can set us all back in life, but Rebecca is proof that you can overcome anything with the right mindset and tools. Leave inspired as she shares a message of action we can all take, whenever life takes a turn and go after the future we dream of.

  • Roots of Resiliency

    After enduring nearly six years of human trafficking, Rebecca emerged as one of the nation’s leading experts in human trafficking. Listen to her remarkable story where she gives insights to root causes and exit plans that assisted in recovery. Through the lens of a survivor, attendees will walk away with a better understanding of the issues of exploitation, why victims don’t run and have tools to build resiliency in others.

  • Illusion of Choice

    After enduring nearly six years of human trafficking under the control of three different traffickers, Rebecca has developed invaluable intelligence on how crime families run their sex trafficking enterprises. Listen to her remarkable story and personal case study, where she gives a detailed account of house dynamics, rules of the game, physical and psychological control tactics, brainwashing, medical insight, and more. In this raw and transparent session, Rebecca welcomes all audience questions as she discusses why most victims deny the abuse and don’t attempt escape. Through the lens of a survivor, the audience will learn how to set aside stereotypes and assumptions in order to break through common investigative challenges.

  • Find Your Lane

    After enduring nearly six years of human trafficking, Rebecca went back to help fight this crime with the insight and experience she gained from being on the inside. For over fifteen years Rebecca has done the work, trying her hand at every lane in the fight against human trafficking. Through humor and laughing at her own mistakes, you’ll be invited to explore how you too can get involved in any way in a variety of areas that you may be passionate about. Fighting Human Trafficking doesn’t have to be as overwhelming as it sounds and Rebecca will give you the blue print that aligns with your talent, skill and heart

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In Pursuit of Love: One Woman's Journey from Trafficked to Triumphant

In Pursuit of Love: One Woman's Journey from Trafficked to Triumphant

FAQs
  • HOW TO BOOK Rebecca Bender?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rebecca Bender 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 Rebecca Bender, 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 Bender or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Rebecca Bender?

    Speaking fees for Rebecca Bender, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Rebecca Bender charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The 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 Bender, 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 Bender?

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

Born with tenacity and an entrepreneurial spirit, Rebecca Bender believes that we are all more than the bad things that have happened in our lives. After escaping her trafficker in 2007, Bender was determined to make a new life for herself and her young daughter. She worked hard, eventually opening her own business and earning a Master’s degree. While she was attending college online, Bender dreamed of launching a school for survivors of human trafficking - a place where anyone with lived experience could enroll and learn the skills and knowledge necessary to build a new life. In 2014, Elevate Academy was born and within eight years had served nearly 1,000 students in 12 countries and nearly 508 U.S. cities across the nation. This innovative online school is thriving today and remains a place where survivors continue to connect, grow, and find tools to ignite their futures.

Bender is a CEO and a published author who has earned a distinct reputation as a trailblazer and thought leader in the field. Her specialized training has equipped well over 100,000 professionals including FBI, Homeland Security, local law enforcement, community leaders, medical professionals, and more. Bender was appointed to the United States National Advisory Council and serves as an advisor to Aequitas, A21, and the HSI North Texas Task Force. She assists as a subject matter expert for investigations and operations across the country, and is regularly called upon to testify as an expert witness. Bender is a highly sought-after speaker, consultant, and nationally recognized authority who is passionate about seeing people transform their lives so they can change the world. When she’s not traveling and leading her team, you’ll find her on the sidelines or in the audience cheering for her four daughters, listening to true-crime podcasts, or working on her next manuscript by the pool.

Rebecca Bender Speaking Topics

  • Fundraising Keynote

    Rebecca is able to take the goals and objectives of YOUR event and weave them with her own personal narrative and experience in a powerful way. Her story of trafficked to triumphant will inspire your attendees in a way that helps to ensure a successful event.

  • Leading from Resilience

    Rebecca Bender knows the struggle of overcoming hardship firsthand. After enduring nearly six years of human trafficking at the hands of a notorious trafficker, Rebecca emerged as one the nation’s leading Survivor Advocates creating the largest online school in the world for survivors of trafficking, training over 115,000 professionals including FBI and Homeland Security, passing laws and advocating for survivors all around the world. But it did not come easy; still doesn’t. Roadblocks personally and professionally can set us all back in life, but Rebecca is proof that you can overcome anything with the right mindset and tools. Leave inspired as she shares a message of action we can all take, whenever life takes a turn and go after the future we dream of.

  • Roots of Resiliency

    After enduring nearly six years of human trafficking, Rebecca emerged as one of the nation’s leading experts in human trafficking. Listen to her remarkable story where she gives insights to root causes and exit plans that assisted in recovery. Through the lens of a survivor, attendees will walk away with a better understanding of the issues of exploitation, why victims don’t run and have tools to build resiliency in others.

  • Illusion of Choice

    After enduring nearly six years of human trafficking under the control of three different traffickers, Rebecca has developed invaluable intelligence on how crime families run their sex trafficking enterprises. Listen to her remarkable story and personal case study, where she gives a detailed account of house dynamics, rules of the game, physical and psychological control tactics, brainwashing, medical insight, and more. In this raw and transparent session, Rebecca welcomes all audience questions as she discusses why most victims deny the abuse and don’t attempt escape. Through the lens of a survivor, the audience will learn how to set aside stereotypes and assumptions in order to break through common investigative challenges.

  • Find Your Lane

    After enduring nearly six years of human trafficking, Rebecca went back to help fight this crime with the insight and experience she gained from being on the inside. For over fifteen years Rebecca has done the work, trying her hand at every lane in the fight against human trafficking. Through humor and laughing at her own mistakes, you’ll be invited to explore how you too can get involved in any way in a variety of areas that you may be passionate about. Fighting Human Trafficking doesn’t have to be as overwhelming as it sounds and Rebecca will give you the blue print that aligns with your talent, skill and heart

Rebecca Bender Videos

  • Sex Trafficking in Plain Sight | Rebecca Bender | TEDxDavenport ...
    With the phrase “human trafficking” consistently in the public's eye, one might wonder how to spot the largest social justice issue of our ...
  • Rebecca Bender: Fighting Against Human Trafficking - Green Room S2E03
    Rebecca Bender joins Will to share her story, as well as the work she does through the Rebecca Bender Initiative to fight human trafficking.
  • In Pursuit of Love: One Woman's Journey from Trafficked to Triumphant
    Through her own gripping story of escape from human trafficking, Rebecca Bender teaches us what trafficking in America looks like — and what we can...

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FAQs on booking Rebecca Bender

  • How to book Rebecca Bender?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rebecca Bender 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 Rebecca Bender, 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 Bender or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rebecca Bender?

    Speaking fees for Rebecca Bender, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Rebecca Bender charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The 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 Bender, 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 Bender?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rebecca Bender 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 Rebecca Bender 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 Bender or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rebecca Bender 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 Bender is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Fundraising Keynote , Leading from Resilience , Roots of Resiliency, Illusion of Choice and Find Your Lane. The estimated speaking fee range to book Rebecca Bender for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Rebecca Bender generally travels from OR, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Alezandra Russell, Theresa Flores, Allison Mahoney, Jennifer Storm and Kori Cioca. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rebecca Bender for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Rebecca Bender Speaking Topics

  • Fundraising Keynote

    Rebecca is able to take the goals and objectives of YOUR event and weave them with her own personal narrative and experience in a powerful way. Her story of trafficked to triumphant will inspire your attendees in a way that helps to ensure a successful event.

  • Leading from Resilience

    Rebecca Bender knows the struggle of overcoming hardship firsthand. After enduring nearly six years of human trafficking at the hands of a notorious trafficker, Rebecca emerged as one the nation’s leading Survivor Advocates creating the largest online school in the world for survivors of trafficking, training over 115,000 professionals including FBI and Homeland Security, passing laws and advocating for survivors all around the world. But it did not come easy; still doesn’t. Roadblocks personally and professionally can set us all back in life, but Rebecca is proof that you can overcome anything with the right mindset and tools. Leave inspired as she shares a message of action we can all take, whenever life takes a turn and go after the future we dream of.

  • Roots of Resiliency

    After enduring nearly six years of human trafficking, Rebecca emerged as one of the nation’s leading experts in human trafficking. Listen to her remarkable story where she gives insights to root causes and exit plans that assisted in recovery. Through the lens of a survivor, attendees will walk away with a better understanding of the issues of exploitation, why victims don’t run and have tools to build resiliency in others.

  • Illusion of Choice

    After enduring nearly six years of human trafficking under the control of three different traffickers, Rebecca has developed invaluable intelligence on how crime families run their sex trafficking enterprises. Listen to her remarkable story and personal case study, where she gives a detailed account of house dynamics, rules of the game, physical and psychological control tactics, brainwashing, medical insight, and more. In this raw and transparent session, Rebecca welcomes all audience questions as she discusses why most victims deny the abuse and don’t attempt escape. Through the lens of a survivor, the audience will learn how to set aside stereotypes and assumptions in order to break through common investigative challenges.

  • Find Your Lane

    After enduring nearly six years of human trafficking, Rebecca went back to help fight this crime with the insight and experience she gained from being on the inside. For over fifteen years Rebecca has done the work, trying her hand at every lane in the fight against human trafficking. Through humor and laughing at her own mistakes, you’ll be invited to explore how you too can get involved in any way in a variety of areas that you may be passionate about. Fighting Human Trafficking doesn’t have to be as overwhelming as it sounds and Rebecca will give you the blue print that aligns with your talent, skill and heart

Rebecca Bender Speaker Videos

  • Sex Trafficking in Plain Sight | Rebecca Bender | TEDxDavenport ...
    With the phrase “human trafficking” consistently in the public's eye, one might wonder how to spot the largest social justice issue of our ...
    Rebecca Bender: Fighting Against Human Trafficking - Green Room S2E03
    Rebecca Bender joins Will to share her story, as well as the work she does through the Rebecca Bender Initiative to fight human trafficking.
  • In Pursuit of Love: One Woman's Journey from Trafficked to Triumphant
    Through her own gripping story of escape from human trafficking, Rebecca Bender teaches us what trafficking in America looks like — and what we can do about it — as she reveals the light of God...
    Anti-trafficking Expert Rebecca Bender at Abolition Summit 2016 ...
    Anti-trafficking expert, abolitionist, and trafficking survivor Rebecca Bender shares a deeply personal and powerful message at the Exodus Cry ...
  • Rebecca Bender's Story - Human Trafficking Survivor

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