Entrepreneur, CEO, and Investor
A bestselling author, entrepreneur, CEO, and tech 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, leadership, talent attraction and retention, mentorship, and scaling a business, Gilbert’s keynotes are engaging and approachable with actionable take-aways 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 start up capital into eight-figures in annual sales. Ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Recruiters – Executive Search”, Creative Niche has placed over 14,000 professionals in award-winning creative and media agencies, high-growth tech companies, and Fortune 500’s across North America.
Gilbert is a columnist for Inc. magazine and a contributor to Rolling Stone. Her book, Just Go With It: How to Navigate the Ups and Downs of Entrepreneurship, became an Amazon bestseller in its debut week and was recommended by Forbes, Entrepreneur, and many other business publications and podcasts. Gilbert also sits on the board of the Young Presidents’ Organization and is a graduate of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Entrepreneurial Masters Program at MIT.