Hearing Becca speak in a vast auditorium is like hearing her preach to 60 in a small church; hearing her speak to 600 at a diocesan convention is like being in a conversation with her in a hallway. She brings keen intelligence, wise observations and down-home humor to her preaching and speaking.
Becca Stevens is a nonprofit leader, entrepreneur, priest, survivor, and founder and President of Thistle Farms. She has founded 13 nonprofits and justice enterprises, mentored another 60, and has raised over $75 million to support them. Becca has authored 12 books and sold over 300,000 copies. She has served as chaplain at St. Augustine's Chapel on Vanderbilt's campus for almost 30 years. Becca has been featured on PBS NewsHour, The Today Show, CNN, ABC World News, named a CNN Hero, and White House Champion of Change, and holds five honorary doctorates. Drawn from 25 years of leadership in mission-driven work, Becca leads important conversations across the country with an inspiring message that love is the strongest force for change in the world.
Featured Keynote Programs
The ripple effect
ensuring community impact
The ripple effect: Impacting community through love in action
For corporations wanting to inspire their company employees to join together and give back to their communities. Becca will talk about cooperation, having a proper perspective, and the power of community. She will use Thistle Farms, the largest justice enterprise run by survivors of trafficking and addictionshe founded 20 years ago, as her example.
Growing and sustaining leadership
Growing and sustaining leadership
For corporations and conventions to inspire and challenge business leadership models. We can’t think outside the box if we never step outside that box. Becca will offer a vision of inspire leadership based on love and boldness.
How love heals. Daily practices to inspire leaders and community
How love heals: Daily practices to inspire leaders and community
For church gathering and community organizations. This talk will inspire participants with practical ways to live into our hope to heal ourselves, our community and the world.
How women fish
helping survivors become economically sustainable
“And Justice for all” Helping survivors become economically sustainable
In this inspiring, humorous, and challenging keynote, Stevens will talk about starting and sustaining justice enterprises around the world. She will talk about her work with genocide survivors, refugees, and the economics of healing for women. Stevens has learned that women can flee war, but not the violence and vulnerability of poverty. In this keynote se can inspire the listeners to get involved and make a difference. People will get a hands on experience of sustainability created tea, oils, and welcome mats.
Becca Stevens is a world-class communicator! She's moving, entertaining, heartfelt, and wise beyond words. Her gift for connecting with any audience never fails to amaze me.
Becca Stevens is a force of nature--both as a speaker and with her words on the page. Her message always gets right to the heart of the matter.
As I would have expected, Becca killed it! Very positive feedback from the crowd and I believe we just about purchased everything they had brought to sell.
Becca is a poet and a prophet. Her words reach deep into our hearts and awaken courage and tears most of us don't know are there. She convicts us not just of our need to stand with and as the most marginalized in this world but of the deep, deep joy of doing so. She has a power that comes from the deep integrity of living exactly what she believes - that love is the most powerful force for social change in the universe
Becca Stevens has been a blessing in my life both professionally and personally. The times we have partnered together to bring ritual and faith to others from our community have been some of the most gratifying moments of my work here in Nashville. Becca's humble presence with others and willingness to hold space and insist upon equity for all inspire and instigate me to action. She is truly about love as the ultimate healing agent.