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Mandy Gilbert

Entrepreneur | Tech Investor | Bestselling Author

Mandy Gilbert
Securing Top Talent
How To Find and Hire Top Talent
Mandy Gilbert
Securing Top Talent
How To Find and Hire Top Talent

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.

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Presentations listed below include in-person and virtual keynotes, as well as workshops, fireside chats, and other presentation formats.

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  • Combining humour, humility, and passion, Mandy is a speaker I’d line up to see again.  Her authenticity resonates and I was inspired to not fear failure — it happens to the best of us, we just need to keep on moving.

  • Mandy was rated one of our favourite speakers with 95% of the audience who attended rating her session as excellent. Attendees described it as engaging and interesting; there were no negative comments or any other constructive criticism.

  • Mandy Gilbert is a top notch speaking professional to an audience of any size. She is compelling, engaging, polished, and funny, all the while sharing valuable insights and ideas. Her authenticity and honesty always leave her audience moved and inspired.

  • On behalf of L’Oreal we want to say a huge thank you for your session today! We had great attendance and as you probably saw, a lot of love in the chat. We walked away feeling empowered and inspired with many takeaways we can personally put into action.

  • Mandy has joined Dell Women’s Entrepreneurship Network (DWEN) as a speaker on several occasions including our Global Summits in Toronto and Singapore. Mandy shared powerful lessons from her founder journey that were inspirational, energizing, and honest.

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