A bestselling author, entrepreneur, and investor, Mandy Gilbert has been recognized as a United Nations Global Accelerator and ranked as one of Canada’s top female entrepreneurs on Canadian Business’ Profit 500 list and Chatelaine’s W100 list. Speaking on entrepreneurship, talent attraction and retention, and leadership development, Gilbert’s keynotes are engaging and approachable with actionable takeaways that can be put to use right away.
As the Founder and CEO of Creative Niche, a specialized marketing, creative, tech, and digital recruitment agency, Gilbert has organically grown her company from its initial $8K startup capital into eight-figures in annual sales. Ranked by Forbes as a top recruitment firm, Creative Niche has placed over 14,000 professionals in award-winning creative agencies, high-growth tech companies, and Fortune 500s across North America.
Gilbert is a regular columnist with Inc. magazine. She is also the bestselling author of Just Go With It: How to Navigate the Ups and Downs of Entrepreneurship, which has been recommended by Forbes and Entrepreneur, as well as Verne Harnish, the founder of Entrepreneur’s organization (EO), and Stephen M.R. Covey, the bestselling author of The Speed of Trust.
Gilbert has spoken at conferences and organizations across the globe including Women of Silicon Valley, Nike EMEA, BMO, Web Summit, L’Oréal, Collision, Elevate, and DWEN. In addition to being a keynote speaker and panelist, Gilbert is also a skilled and experienced moderator. She is also an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and currently chair of their Toronto Chapter.