Biography

Rachel Botsman is a trust expert, author, and lecturer at Oxford University. She is passionate about teaching people how to think differently and challenge ideas around trust and humility.

She 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.

Rachel is the author of two critically acclaimed books that have been translated into 14 languages. Her first book, “What’s Mine is Yours”, predicted the rise of the ‘sharing economy’, and was hailed by TIME magazine as one of the “10 Ideas that Will Change the World.” Her second book, “Who Can You Trust?”, explores the profound ways trust is shifting in the world; it was praised by Adam Grant, Marc Benioff, Sherry Turkle, and was named one of the best books of the year by Wired.

She is a world-renowned speaker for her clear insights and warm storytelling. Past clients have included Salesforce, Goldman Sachs, the World Business Forum, Aspen Ideas Festival, Adobe, and Snapchat Rachel is often voted the audience’s favourite speaker at events and her TED talks have been viewed more than five million times. She is also the host of the podcast series Trust Issues.

Rachel is a regular contributor to The Guardian, Financial Times, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review and Wired. Through her popular newsletter, Rethink, Rachel engages with a community of over 40,000 rethinkers every fortnight.

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.

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Most Creative People in Business, Fast Company
  • Women of the Year, ‘The Progressive Voice’ InStyle
  • ‘10 Ideas That Will Change The World’, Time
  • World’s Top 50 Management Thinkers, Thinkers50
  • Breakthrough Idea Award, Thinkers50
  • Top 10 Most Influential Voices, LinkedIn
  • HR Most Influential Thinkers, HR Magazine
  • Top 20 Speakers in the World, Monocle
  • Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum
  • Finalist, CEO Book Awards
  • Finalist, ‘Embracing Change’, Business Book Awards
  • Finalist, Interview of the Year, British Podcast Awards

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