Geneva, Switzerland: Rachel Botsman was yesterday named among 199 young leaders from 70 countries by the World Economic Forum as part of the Young Global Leaders (YGL) Class of 2013, which recognises individuals for their professional achievements and commitment to society, individuals who will join and co-create a community of insight and action committed to improving the state of the world.
Becoming part of the YGL community is described by its members as a transformational experience. YGLs join as individuals, who are successful in their own field of expertise, but become part of a broader collective community that works to tackle a range of world issues.
Rachel is best known for her theory on collaborative consumption, named one of Time magazine's "10 Ideas That Will Change The World", and detailed in her influential and best-selling book What's Mine is Yours: How Collaborative Consumption Is Changing The Way We Live. She consults and writes extensively about the intersection of technology and human behavior and her work has featured in The Guardian, Harvard Business Review, CNN, New York Times, The Economist and Fast Company. Rachel has a monthly tech trends column in the Australian Financial Review and is a contributing editor to WIRED UK.
She can be seen on ABCTV's new satirical consumer affairs show The Checkout featuring Craig Reucassel, Julian Morrow, Kirsten Drysdale and Kate Browne beginning Thursday 21 March, 8pm on ABC1.
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