“Love is Good Business”

“Love is Good Business”

Becca Stevens

4.1.2016

Becca Stevens

Becca Stevens is an author and social entrepreneur who founded Thistle Farms, an all-natural bath and body care company that is the largest social enterprise in the United States run by survivors of addiction, trafficking, violence, and extreme poverty. Stevens is the author of eleven books and is an Episcopal priest who is chaplain at Vanderbilt University’s St. Augustine’s Chapel in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2011, the White House named Becca a “Champion of Change” for her work against domestic violence. Recently, she was featured in the PBS documentary, A Path Appears, named Humanitarian of the Year by the Small Business Council of America as well as the TJ Martell Foundation, and inducted into the Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame.

Becca Stevens is an author and social entrepreneur who founded Thistle Farms, an all-natural bath and body care company that is the largest social enterprise in the United States run by survivors of addiction, trafficking, violence, and extreme poverty. Stevens is the author of eleven books and is an Episcopal priest who is chaplain at Vanderbilt University’s St. Augustine’s Chapel in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2011, the White House named Becca a “Champion of Change” for her work against domestic violence. Recently, she was featured in the PBS documentary, A Path Appears, named Humanitarian of the Year by the Small Business Council of America as well as the TJ Martell Foundation, and inducted into the Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame. In her talk, “Love is Good Business,” Stevens will describe how ‘lavish’ and ‘economical’ intersect in the work of justice. From her social enterprise, Stevens has learned that love is good business and can help spark a national movement.