Linda Rottenberg is an American lawyer and businesswoman. She is the CEO and Co-founder of Endeavor, an organization that pioneered the field of High-Impact Entrepreneurship. Endeavor’s mission is to “lead the global movement to catalyze long-term economic growth by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best High-Impact Entrepreneurs around the world.” Headquartered in New York City, Endeavor has offices in 17 countries and operates in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, and Uruguay. The 700+ Endeavor Entrepreneurs selected to date, screened from 30,000 candidates, have created 200,000 jobs, generate annual revenues of $5 billion, and serve as role models in their countries.
Recognized as one of the world's premier experts on entrepreneurship, business opportunities in emerging markets, and leadership for the new economy, Rottenberg was named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by US News & World Report and one of 100 “Innovators for the 21st century” by TIME. She has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, New York Times, Fast Company, Inc., the Economist, Bloomberg TV, and CNN. Rottenberg, who in 2011 was named "Ms. Davos" by Business Insider, served as co-chair of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and currently Vice-chairs the Forum’s Entrepreneurship Council. She has been named a “Global Leader for Tomorrow,” “Young Global Leader” and “Leading Social Entrepreneur” by the Forum. She was referred to as the world's "Mentor Capitalist" in Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat.
Rottenberg is the subject of three Harvard Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business case studies. In February 2009 she delivered the keynote address at Harvard Business School's Social Entrepreneurship Conference, and has had prominent speaking roles at such venues as the New York Forum (2011).
- Named to Forbes "Impact 30" - Forbes
- "Take Your Own Path" campaign winner - Dell
- 2009 Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship 
- One of America's Best Leaders 2008 - U.S. News & World Report
- “Innovator for the 21st Century” - Time Magazine
- "Business Woman of the Year: 2008" -- Veuve Clicquot
- One of the top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35 - MIT Technology Review TR100
- “Global Leader for Tomorrow” and “Young Global Leader” - World Economic Forum 
- The 1st female chair of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East (2007) 
- One of the World’s Top 40 Social Entrepreneurs - Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship (2001) 
- 10 Women to Watch of 2008 – Running Start 
- Person of the Year – Organization of Women in International Trade (2007) 
- The Most Important Not-For-Profit Leader in Latin America - Poder–BCG Business
Rottenberg is a member of Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and the Council on Foreign Relations and is an expert judge for the prestigious McKinsey-Harvard Business Review awards. She received her J.D. from Yale Law School and B.A. magna cum laude in Social Studies from Harvard University.
The mother of identical twin daughters, Rottenberg is the wife of Bruce Feiler, New York Times columnist and best-selling author of Council of Dads, Generation Freedom, Walking the Bible, Abraham, and other non-fiction books.
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- Linda Rottenberg's February 2009 Keynote address at Harvard Business School's Social Entrepreneurship Conference 
- Harvard Business School case study (2009): "Endeavor: Creating a Global Movement for High-Impact Entrepreneurship" 
- Harvard Business School case study (2003): "Endeavor: Determining A Growth Strategy" 
- Stanford Graduate School of Business case study 
- "The Davos Awards: The 25 People And Companies Who Just Won The World's Most Prestigious Event" (Business Insider, January 2011) 
- Linda Rottenberg's official website
- Royce Carlton speaker profile
- Twitter handle
- CNBC Squawk Box - launch of Endeavor Greece (September 2012)
- Wall Street Journal profile (December 2010)
- Alternative Latin Investor profile (June 2011)
- Video: Presentation at 99 Percent conference
- Video: Keynote at NYU Stern’s Seventh Annual Satter Conference of Social Entrepreneurs
- Video: Interview with The Economist about job and wealth creation
- Video: Main stage interview at the Celebration of Entrepreneurship (Dubai) 2010
- Interview with Global Leaders (July 2007)
- Video of Asia Society CEO Forum with Linda Rottenberg, May 15, 2009
- Organizational video about Endeavor