|Alma mater||Harvard College
Yale Law School
|Occupation||CEO & Co-founder of Endeavor|
Linda Rottenberg is an American businesswoman and New York Times bestselling author. She is the CEO and Co-founder of Endeavor, a non-profit organization that pioneered the field of high-impact entrepreneurship. Her book, Crazy Is a Compliment: The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else Zags, was published by Penguin Random House in October 2014.
Named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by US News & World Report and one of 100 “Innovators for the 21st century” by Time Magazine, Rottenberg is considered one of the world's most dynamic experts on entrepreneurship, emerging markets, innovation, and leadership. She has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, The Economist, People, and the Financial Times and has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, MSNBC, NPR, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, Fox Business, and Bloomberg. In addition, Rottenberg was named “Ms. Davos” by Business Insider in 2011, Veuve Clicquot's Businesswoman of the Year in 2008, and featured in Dell's “Take Your Own Path” advertising campaign. She was referred to as the world's "Mentor Capitalist" in Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat and as the “entrepreneur whisperer" by Good Morning America and NPR.
A frequent lecturer at Fortune 500 companies, Rottenberg has been the subject of four case studies by Harvard Business School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She also serves on the board of directors of Zayo Group, a global provider of bandwidth infrastructure that is listed on the NYSE, and on the advisory council of Abraaj Capital, an $8 billion global private equity firm.
Rottenberg co-founded Endeavor in 1997 with the mission of leading 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 since grown to 350 employees and 20 affiliates throughout Latin America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Africa, and Europe. Over a thousand Endeavor Entrepreneurs have been selected to date screened from over 40,000 candidates, creating 400,000 jobs and generating annual revenues of $7 billion.
Rottenberg is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), Council on Foreign Relations and the World Economic Forum. The Forum has named her a “Global Leader for Tomorrow,” “Young Global Leader” and “Leading Social Entrepreneur”.
A native of Newton, Massachusetts, Rottenberg lives in Brooklyn with her husband, best-selling author and New York Times columnist Bruce Feiler, and their identical twin daughters, Tybee and Eden.
- 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
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- "Linda Rottenberg, Trailblazer". Retrieved 2009-11-02.
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- "America's Best Leaders: Linda Rottenberg, Entrepreneur". Retrieved 2009-11-02.
- "2003 Young Innovators Under 35". Technology Review. 2003. Retrieved August 16, 2011.
- "2004 Young Innovator". Retrieved 2009-11-02.
- "WEF - Linda Rottenberg". Retrieved 2009-11-02.
- "Queen Urges Public-Private Partnerships to Create a Culture of Giving". Retrieved 2009-11-02.
- "Linda Rottenberg biography". Retrieved 2009-11-02.
- "Women to Watch Awards". Retrieved 2009-11-02.
- "Woman of the Year". Retrieved 2009-11-02.
- 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
- Twitter Handle
- "Crazy Is A Compliment: The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else Zags" on Amazon.com
- Good Morning America: Entrepreneur Whisperer Helps 3 Moms Scale Up Business (October 2014)
- MSNBC's The Cycle: Using Your Crazy to Success in Entrepreneurship (October 2014)
- MSNBC's Morning Joe: How Entrepreneurs Are Responding to the Economy (October 2014)
- CNBC's Squawk Box: Thinking and Acting Like An Entrepreneur (October 2014)
- Bloomberg TV: Entrepreneurs Are Risk Minimizers (October 2014)
- Bloomberg TV: Mentoring Entrepreneurs (October 2014)
- Fox News: Overcoming the Barriers to Entrepreneurship (July 2014)
- Video: Stanford University Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series (May 2014)
- Video: 2013 Endeavor Gala Speech (December 2013)
- Entrepreneur Magazine: Can Endeavor Help Struggling Entrepreneurs Abroad and in the U.S.? (November 2013)
- CNBC: Darwinian economics: Why downturns spark start-up booms (November 2013)
- Harvard Business School Case Study: Endeavor - Miami Heats Up (November 2013)