Marketplace Thought Leaders 2023 Honoree
Rachel Botsman is a world-renowned speaker. She is known for her clear insights and warm storytelling in the new era of trust and technology and what this means for life, work, and how we do business. Rachel advocates the idea of putting trust at the heart of cultural and professional relationships. Her efforts have led to Oxford University creating its first course on trust in the digital world at the Saïd Business School.
She is the author of two groundbreaking critically acclaimed books that have been recognized worldwide for unpacking some of the most pressing issues of our times. ‘What’s Mine is Yours” was hailed by TIME Magazine as one of the “Ten Ideas That Will Change The World.” It predicted the rise of the sharing economy, while “Who Can You Trust” looks at how trust functions in our society in the context of disruptive technologies. Her books have been translated into 14 languages.
Rachel regularly contributes to The Guardian, Financial Times, The New York Times, WIRED, and Harvard Business Review. She is also a host of the podcast Rethink Moments, and the BBC series Money, Money, Money. She was named “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum and lives in Oxford with her husband, two children, and dog Mack.
Marketplace 50 recognizes Rachel Botsman as one of the eminent thought leaders for her breakthrough ideas on the rise of sharing economy and the profound shift in trust enabled by disruption. This highly competitive annual distinction accounts for dozens of factors and seeks to recognize those making a meaningful impact on this space.