Rachel Botsman – Keynote Speaker

Global Trust Expert

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Specialist Subjects

  • Rethinking Trust & Uncertainty
  • Designing and Innovating with Trust
  • Rethinking Trust at Work
  • Rethinking Trust & Tech
  • Rethinking Trust & Leadership
  • Rethinking Trust & Innovation
  • Powerful ways to think and feel about the role of trust in their lives.
  • Rethinking Trust & Team Culture
  • A new language around trust to enable more meaningful and confident conversations.
  • Concrete strategies that will help to earn trust both inside and outside your organization.
  • The Importance of Trust in Hybrid Working
  • Trusting Leadership in Uncertain Times
  • How trust is changing


  • English


Rachel Botsman is a leading expert on trust in the modern world.

She is known for identifying ground-breaking paradigm shifts in business and society. She has been recognized as one of the world’s 30 top management thinkers by Thinkers50, one of the Top 10 most influential voices on LinkedIn, and honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Her TED talks have been viewed more than five million times.

Rachel is the author of two critically acclaimed books, What’s Mine is Yours and Who Can You Trust?, that have been translated into 14 languages.

Her writings on trust have been widely published in the Guardian, Financial Times, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and Wired. Through her popular newsletter, Rethink with Rachel, she engages with a community of over 75,000 subscribers every week.

Rachel is known for her clear insights and warm storytelling and is often voted as the audience’s favourite speaker at events. Speaking and advisory clients include Adobe, Google, Xero, PwC, Goldman Sachs, Salesforce, Chicago Fed Reserve, Barclays and the Bank of England. She teaches entrepreneurs and leaders at Oxford University, Saïd Business School and created the first courses on trust in the digital world.

Rachel has lived and worked on four continents, giving her a global perspective on the most critical issues of our time. She now lives in Oxford with her husband, two children and dog.


• 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 30 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

Popular Talks by Rachel Botsman

Rethinking Trust & Uncertainty

How do we lead with trust amid all this uncertainty and flux? In this keynote, leading expert Rachel Botsman reveals how leaders can develop a ‘confident relationship with the unknown’: the essence of trust. She explains why we need to rethink our assumptions about what makes a trustworthy leader, including why being comfortable with doubt and humility are critical skills for the 21st century.

Designing and Innovating with Trust

Why do some innovations fail and others succeed? Trust is the key differentiator. You can only get people – employees or customers – to use a new product or service if they’re willing to take a ‘trust leap’ – to take a risk to do something new or different. Based on a decade of research and teaching with Fortune 500 companies and start-ups – Rachel Botsman will map out the principles of how you get teams to design for trust in ways that help new ideas succeed and be trustworthy.  She also shares how designers, entrepreneurs and leaders can improve practices to consider the unintended consequences of new technologies.

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