- Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Endeavor, USA
Linda Rottenberg is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Endeavor, a non-profit that focuses on high-impact entrepreneurship, the global phenomenon of using high-growth business to transform economies. Rottenberg's pioneering work has been the subject of three case studies published by the Harvard Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business. Dell featured her as a Hero in its “Take Your Own Path” global advertising campaign and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman named her the world's “Mentor Capitalist” in his bestseller, The World Is Flat 2.0. In 2011, Rottenberg was named to the Forbes "Impact 30". She was also named as one of “America's Best Leaders” by U.S. News & World Report and one of 100 “Innovators for the 21st century” by TIME Magazine. Rottenberg served as Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and currently is a Vice-Chair on the Forum's Global Agenda Council on Fostering Entrepreneurship. Rottenberg is also a Member of the Young Presidents Organization. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School.