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PRESIDENT & CEO

Edie Weiner is President and CEO of The Future Hunters, one of the world’s leading futurist consulting firms. She has served over 400 clients identifying opportunities in the areas of marketing, product development, investment, strategic planning, human resources and public affairs. Clients have ranged from national governments to the Fortune 500. Edie has keynoted hundreds of conferences (including The World Economic Forum in Davos and TEDx), and has guest lectured at various prestigious institutions, including Harvard, Wharton, U.S. Army War College, U.S. Naval War College, among others.

At 29, she became the youngest outside woman ever elected to a corporate board. Her many articles have appeared in publications like The Harvard Business Review, The Futurist, and The Wall Street Journal. She wrote four books, and her latest, FutureThink, was a global bestseller, translated into many languages.  She has keynoted over 300 conferences.

Edie served on over 30 Boards and Advisory Boards, now including the US Comptroller General’s Advisory Board, GOSO (Getting Out and Staying Out – reducing recidivism), The Belizean Grove and the Adventures for the Mind Foundation.   Past boards include José Limón Dance Foundation (Chair), UNUM Corporation, First Unum Corp., CompUSA, the Fashion Group International, ThinkQuest New York City (Chair), Boardroom Inc., the SyFy Channel,  Independent Agents & Brokers of New York, the Women’s Leadership Exchange, and the Women’s Forum.  Ms. Weiner is a member of the Women’s Forum, a co-founder of the Belizean Grove and Women Corporate Directors, and has received over 30 awards and citations, including the Fashion Group International’s Entrepreneur of the Year (1998), NOW New York’s 2011 Woman of Power and Influence, and The World Future Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Online Videos

NACD Keynote
Board Leadership Conference
TEDx Midwest
Not Recession but Transformation
U.S. Naval War College
A View from the Future

Sample Talks

A SAMPLING OF EDIE’S MANY TALKS OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS

  • Hospitality Design Magazine Summit
  • Women Corporate Directors Global Institute
  • Travelers Ins. Co. Marketing and Communications Summit
  • National Association of Corporate Directors Spring Forum
  • Biennial Forum of Government AuditorS
  • Global Wellness Summit
  • Human Resources Leadership Summit
  • International Luxury Travel Market Annual Meeting
  • Macy’s Leadership Council
  • The Panama Canal Executive Team & Board
  • Porter Novelli
  • Simmons College Leadership Conference
  • Wilkie Farr Gallagher Annual Partners Meeting
  • KAR Auction Services
  • Prosek Partners
  • Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.
  • World Future Society
  • C-200 Annual Meeting
  • International Women’s Forum Annual Meeting
  • Boston Commonwealth Institute
  • FirstBest

Select Unsolicited Comments

JEN BARRATT
Marketing Manager, International Luxury Travel Market

“Well, what can I say? You were brilliant. Thank you so much. Your delivery is sublime and a joy to watch. I’ve never seen anything approaching your level of comic timing from a serious speaker. I heard nothing but positive comments about your presentation. Your approach is so refreshing. I am forever grateful.”

NACD SPRING FORUM
Feedback from attendees

“Your presentation was outstanding.”
“She speaks with passion, substance, and commitment. She is really fantastic. Edie is a great resource.”
“Out of the box. A real mind stretching presentation.”

NEW YORK HUMAN RESOURCES
LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Feedback from attendees

“Very good speaker!”
“WOW”
“Amazing! The most thought-provoking and interesting presentation I have ever attended.”

LISA CAPUTO
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Travelers

“You are just THE best!”

HELEN HSING
Managing Director, US Government Accountability Office (GAO)

“Every speaker nailed it. But you were the big hit!”

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