Rebecca van Bergen, WashU Woman Innovator, is included in InStyle magazine’s 50 Women Making the World a Better Place in 2021.

Van Bergen is the founder of Nest. The nonprofit organization helps skilled and talented artisans around the world make a sustainable living and preserve their cultural heritage. Nest has built a global network of more than 1114 handcraft businesses across 115 countries. It supports these micro-enterprises with training, resources, connections, and opportunities that promote their growth and create social improvement in their local communities.