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Rachel Botsman

TED Global Speaker Rachel Botsman is a social innovator who writes, consults and speaks on the power of collaboration through current and emerging network technologies, including how it will transform business, consumerism and the way we live. Rachel is considered one of the 21st century’s cutting-edge minds and has been named by Monocle one of the top 20 speakers in the world to have at your conference.

TED Global Speaker Rachel Botsman is a social innovator who writes, consults and speaks on the power of collaboration through current and emerging network technologies, including how it will transform business, consumerism and the way we live. Rachel is considered one of the 21st century’s cutting-edge minds and has been named by Monocle one of the top 20 speakers in the world to have at your conference.

She has inspired a new economy with her critically-acclaimed book What's Mine is Yours: How Collaborative Consumption Is Changing The Way We Live. TIME Magazine called Collaborative Consumption one of the '10 Ideas That Will Change The World'. Putting emphasis on the acceptance of sharing and community-driven marketplaces, Rachel explains how social networking in business services networking. Analysing the seismic cultural shift in the way we communicate, Rachel can help businesses to build trusted networks and navigate the digital age.

Rachel received her BFA (Honors) from the University of Oxford, and undertook her postgraduate studies at Harvard University. After leaving education, Rachel founded the Collaborative Lab, the leading source of expertise for companies and governments that want to embrace the collaborative economy to revolutionise business and society.

In 2013, Rachel was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, which recognises individuals for their commitment to improving the state of the world, and in 2014 she was named by Fast Company as one of the 'Most Creative People in Business'. Rachel has presented at high profile events including The Clinton Global Initiative, TED, HP, Google, and No.10 Downing Street. If this wasn’t enough, Rachel was nominated for the Thinkers50 2017 awards.

Her thought leadership and writings have appeared in Harvard Business Review, The Economist, CNN, The New York Times, The Guardian, Fast Company among others. Rachel has a monthly future tech trends column in the Australian Financial Review and is a contributing editor to WIRED UK.

Alongside her writing and speaking career, Rachel was also a founding partner in the Collaborative Fund, an early stage investor in disruptive ventures, and a former director at President Clinton's Foundation.

Rachel recently won an InStyle 2018 Women of the Year Award for her ideas that have changed the way we think about the impact of technology on our lives. 

Exploring disruption, the collaborative economy, the future of finance and customer empowerment, Rachel looks at what these trends mean for corporations, SMEs and online communities themselves. An innovative thinker and accessible speaker, Rachel is the ideal keynote for the corporate circuit.

For further information or to book Rachel Botsman, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

 

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