Rachel Botsman: Biography highlights

Rachel Botsman is a leading expert and author on trust in the modern world. Her work aims to shift perspectives and inspire change. She is an author, podcast host and a Trust Fellow at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School.

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She is the author of two groundbreaking books that have been critically acclaimed and published in 14 languages. Rachel has been recognized as one of the world’s 30 most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50, one of the Top 10 most influential voices in the UK on LinkedIn and honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. She is a regular contributor to numerous publications including the New York Times, Guardian and Wired and hosts the podcast series Trust Issues.

As the go-to voice on trust, Rachel has a strong, insightful and engaging media presence across publications and channels such as The Economist, The Guardian, Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Wired, the BBC and CNN.

Awards, Accolades, Achievements & Honours

  • Young Global Leader – World Economic Forum
  • Breakthrough Idea Award – Thinkers50
  • Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World – Thinkers50
  • Top 100 Most Creative People in Business – Fast Company
  • Top 20 Speakers in the World – Monocle
  • ‘Progressive Voice’ Women of the Year Award 2018 – InStyle
  • LinkedIn Influencer

A dynamic and witty storyteller, she is a master at connecting with audiences — opening their minds and stirring them into action. Rachel has been selected as one of the top 20 speakers in the world by Monocle. She has spoken to thousands of people at companies, governments and public events as diverse as Xero, Google, Accenture, Goldman Sachs, Salesforce, The Drucker Forum, Clinton Global Initiative, World Economic Forum and many others.

Rachel has the ability to make people think differently. To challenge what they know. She engages audiences with her warm storytelling and rigorous research. Her visual thinking brings clarity and realness to bold ideas.

She is passionate about driving meaningful conversations. Her interactive approach encourages participation and gives audiences the space to have honest discussions. It’s an effective and impactful way to bring energy to virtual environments.

Rachel has spoken three times at the prestigious TED conference and is consistently ranked in the top 1% of all speakers at events she attends. Clients have called Rachel “transformational” and “captivating”; her presentations create a buzz that resonates long after the final word.

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Rachel Botsman: Showcasing her approach to designing online experiences
Rachel Botsman: Showcasing her approach to designing online experiences
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The Currency Of Trust (Rachel Botsman,  author 'Who Can You Trust?') | DLD 19
The Currency Of Trust (Rachel Botsman, author 'Who Can You Trust?') | DLD 19
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Rachel Botsman | Who Can You Trust?
Rachel Botsman | Who Can You Trust?
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Rachel Botsman: The currency of the new economy is trust
Rachel Botsman: The currency of the new economy is trust
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Clinton Global Initiative

Rachel was a brilliant speaker at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. She captured imaginations when speaking about how collaborative technologies are reshaping our relationships and reinventing the world around us in life-changing ways'.

'Rachel is one of a very rare bread of presenters with the ability to simultaneously awe a room into silence, super charge them and call forth a powerful drive towards innovative thinking. She has grace and strength in her delivery and intelligence and candor in her content and the gift to inspire all generations in her positioning...'

LJ Hooker & Cecille Weldon
Head of Knowledge Management & Sustainability
DLD

'Trust is what makes us human. It is one of our most powerful resources, in personal interactions as well as in business, politics and society. At a time of fundamental change, Rachel Botsman helps us navigate the unknown. She's a stellar guide, showing us the importance of making better decisions about where to place our trust in dealing with algorithms and machines - and the people who control them.'

CIPD

'She kept our 2000 delegates on the edge of her seats for over an hour not only with the quality of her content but also with her humour and engaging speaking style'.

Cognizant

'We engaged Rachel Botsman to be our keynote speaker at our C-level global thought-leadership roadshow. The ratings from our audience for Rachel were the amongst the very highest we have ever received. Rachel's presentation was both motivating and energizing, seasoned with critically important cases studies from companies that are transforming industries and lives.'

John Burgin
Vice President and Region Head Australia and New Zealand
Microsoft

'Rachel’s talk both provoked and inspired, setting off an active conversation that continues to this day and worldwide within the company.'

Adobe

'Not one single day has gone by since the event without external and internal commendations on your engagement with our audience. Your message really connected and impacted the entire audience. It was also evident via our social engagement metrics.'

KPMG

'Rachel’s insightful session was engaging and authentic. She really made a personalized connection. The informal, open-ended format and seamless online experience allowed our audience to ask questions and engage in a lively conversation with her.'

Mastercard

'What a session! We got some really positive feedback about the content but also about the virtual rapport that you managed to create.'

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