Becca Stevens 


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Becca Stevens is many things…an author, speaker, social entrepreneur, founder and president of Thistle Farms, the largest social enterprise in the US run by survivors. She has been featured in the New York Times, on ABC World News, NPR, PBS, and CNN.

In 2011, the White House named Becca a “Champion of Change”. Recently, she was featured in the PBS documentary, “A Path Appears,” named Humanitarian of the Year in 2014 by the Small Business Council of America as well as the TJ Martell Foundation, inducted into the Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame and was conferred an honorary doctorate by Sewanne: The University of the South.

When Becca speaks the listener is struck by her earnest, empathetic delivery infused with her personality and sense of humor. Her message is honest and she offers groups a way to move from fear and cynicism into inspired action. . She is always willing to work with the theme of the event, but her common topics include:

• Burning Desires: Where our passion meets the world’s needs.
• Bold Leadership
• How Thinking Locally Impacts the World.
• The Art of Healing and Truth-Telling.
• The Place Where Justice and Healing Meet in Social Enterprise.
• Justice Tea Parties: Drinking tea from around the world.
• Consider the Thistle: a Model for Discipleship.
• Loving the World Lavishly.
• Faith of our Farmer.
• Wives Tales and Snake Oils.

She regularly keynotes at national events, business gatherings, morning worship in churches as well as universities and colleges across the country inspiring young adults to live into their ideals. She is an international voice for the growing global movement for women’s freedom and a fervently hopeful and determinedly loving champion for the marginalized.

She lives in Nashville, TN where she serves as an Episcopal priest and lives with her Grammy-winning songwriter husband and three sons.