Brigitte Berman

Disruptive Ideas for Next Gen Leaders

Biography

Brigitte Berman is the founder and CEO of Pearl Star Entertainment™, a virtual reality, development company in the gaming and healthcare fields. The company has multiple patents pending on their groundbreaking technology, which is revolutionizing wellness at a mass-market level. Prior to, she wrote the book Dorie Witt: A Guide to Surviving Bullies and has since reached over six million people speaking around the world, alongside notable activists and politicians like Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel. She has lobbied and testified in congress for anti-bullying, educational reform and was instrumental in passing and implementing legislation in the state of Massachusetts. Brigitte is also the youngest person ever to participate in a NASA mission and is a proud recipient of the NASA Ames Award for Group Achievement. After premiering her short film, Grey Lands, at Cannes Film Festival in 2017, Brigitte is now using her background in science and the arts to develop immersive and subliminal VR programming.  She has spoken at prestigious events around the world from the Microsoft Campus in Seattle to the Peace Summits in New York.


When not working, Brigitte enjoys playing violin, piano, guitar and ukulele, reading poetry in Latin or practicing her German. She is an avid supporter of bringing arts to underfunded communities and works closely with various charities and civil rights organizations like the Anti Defamation League, Nile Rodger’s We Are Family Foundation, Juvenile Police Association of Massachusetts and U by Kotex Generation Know. 

Select media appearances include: CNN Headline News, FOX News "Geraldo at Large," and HLN "Issues with Jane Valez- Mitchel." Her work has been published in National Geographic, Space Today and Catfish Creek. In 2015, she graduated a year early as a Founders Scholar from New York University, where she studied transience and the sublime in cinema.