Amy Wilkinson is CEO and founder of Ingenuity, lecturer at Stan-
ford Graduate School of Business and author of The Creator’s
Code: The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs. She
advises executives and emerging leaders around the world on how
to master the skills that underlie entrepreneurial success.
Wilkinson’s career spans leadership roles at McKinsey & Company,
J.P. Morgan and as founder of Alegre, a foreign-based export com-
pany. She has also served in the White House as a senior policy
advisor to the United States Trade Representative and a White
Fascinated by how leaders must reinvent their approaches to excel
in an entrepreneurial age, Wilkinson interviewed 200 of today’s top
entrepreneurs including the founders of Tesla Motors, SpaceX,
Airbnb, LinkedIn, eBay, PayPal, Dropbox, Chipotle, Under Armour, Spanx, Jetblue, and Revolution Foods to
distill what it takes to go from start-up to scale in our rapidly changing economy. She conducted this work
while a senior fellow at Harvard University and public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center. The
Ewing Marian Kauffman Foundation awarded Wilkinson a grant for her groundbreaking research on high
Wilkinson has been a keynote speaker for corporations, institutes, and universities around the world. Recent
speaking events include the World Economic Forum at Davos, Consumer Electronics Show, NASSCOM
(India’s Leadership Forum), Microsoft, IBM, TD Ameritrade, National Governor’s Association, and Federal
Reserve Board of Governors.
She is an expert for The Wall Street Journal. Wilkinson and her work have been featured by CNN, Fox News,
CNBC, Bloomberg TV & Radio, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Fortune, Forbes, Inc. TIME, The
Washington Post, and USA Today.
Wilkinson earned a BA, MA, and MBA from Stanford University. She is a member of the Council on Foreign
Relations and an Eisenhower Fellow.
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