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Amy Wilkinson

Wilkinson Innovations

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

House Fellow.

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

growth entrepreneurs.

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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Events featuring Amy Wilkinson
Events featuring Amy Wilkinson