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Rachel Botsman Keynote Speaker

  • Leading keynote speaker on Trust in the Modern World
  • Author of two groundbreaking books, What’s Mine is Yours (2010) and Who Can You Trust? (2017)
  • TED speaker with more than 4 million views; Oxford University Trust Fellow

Rachel Botsman's Biography

Rachel Botsman is a keynote speaker who is also an author, a podcast host and the first Trust Fellow at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. She is a renowned trust expert, visual thinker and a dynamic keynote speaker, who aims to challenge the way people think and inspire change.

She was named one of the world’s 30 most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50; featured in Fast Company’s ‘Top 100 Most Creative People in Business’; named a LinkedIn ‘Top 10 most influential voices’ for two consecutive years; and was honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Rachel is the author of two groundbreaking books that have been translated into 14 languages. What’s Mine is Yours (Harper Collins, 2010) predicted the rise of the ‘sharing economy’ and was named by TIME as one of the ‘1o Ideas That Will Change the World’. Who Can You Trust? (Penguin Portfolio, 2017) is a highly-acclaimed exploration of how technology is transforming trust. It was shortlisted for the Business Book Awards and received praise from Adam Grant, Marc Benioff, Sherry Turkle and Don Tapscott.

Rachel is a Trust Fellow at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School where she designs and teaches courses on trust and technology. She is an advisor to boards, senior leaders and governments around the world, helping organisations to build trustworthy cultures.

Rachel’s innovative ideas have been widely published in The Guardian, Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Wired and other publications.

Known for her clear insights and warm storytelling, Rachel has spoken at events for Accenture, Adobe, Snapchat, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Salesforce, Aspen Ideas Festival, the Drucker Forum, the World of Business Forum and the World Economic Forum. Her TED talks have over 5 million views. Monocle has listed her as one of the top 20 speakers to have at your conference.

Rachel is the host of Trust Issues – a podcast that explores trust through the lenses of popular culture, politics, business and psychology. As the go-to voice on trust, Rachel has an insightful and engaging media presence across channels, including the BBC, CNN, NPR, and ABC.

Rachel has lived and worked on four different continents, giving her a global perspective on the important issues of our times. She lives in Oxford with her husband and two children and is passionate about empowering the next generation to make informed decisions about trust in a rapidly changing world.

As a speaker, Rachel is comfortable in several formats, including fireside conversations, keynote presentations, moderated panel discussions and leadership roundtables.

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Rachel Botsman's Speaking Topics

Rethink – Earning Trust

How can you unlock the power of trust? In this session, Rachel explores themes including capability, character and transparency.

Rethink – Trusting Cultures

Why diversity, integrity and humility are the core ingredients of a trusting culture.

Rethink – Trust and Innovation

In this session, Rachel explains to her audience how risk, growth and change can all be achieved through trust, and how trust can enable us to create something new or different.

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Videos of Rachel Botsman

Rachel Botsman - Ready to rethink? Speaker Showreel
Rachel Botsman - Ready to rethink? Speaker Showreel
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
Microsoft Consulting Services & Rachel Botsman on Trust
Microsoft Consulting Services & Rachel Botsman on Trust
We've Stopped Trusting Intuitions and Started Trusting Strangers | TED | 2016
We've Stopped Trusting Intuitions and Started Trusting Strangers | TED | 2016
Trust in the Digital Age, Rachel Botsman | WOBI NY 2017
Trust in the Digital Age, Rachel Botsman | WOBI NY 2017
Q&A with Rachel Botsman
Q&A with Rachel Botsman
Davos World Economic Forum Panel | In Technology We Trust?
Davos World Economic Forum Panel | In Technology We Trust?

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Comments & Testimonials

"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."
“Rachel’s talk both provoked and inspired, setting off an active conversation that continues to this day and worldwide within the company.”
"Not one single day has gone by since the event without external & internal commendations on her engagement with our audience. Her message really connected and impacted the entire audience."

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