Mandy Gilbert

Founder & CEO

Creative Niche

Mandy Gilbert is an entrepreneur, active CEO, best-selling author and investor who has spoken across the globe advising on company culture; entrepreneurship; and attracting, hiring and retaining the best talent.
Founded by Mandy in 2002 on an $8K personal loan, and now ranked by Forbes as on the of Best Recruitment Firms, Creative Niche, is a specialized talent agency focused in tech, marketing, advertising, digital and design. Creative Niche has been behind more than 14,000 successful placements in award-winning creative agencies, high-growth tech companies, and Fortune 500’s across North America.
Mandy is a regular columnist with Inc. Magazine with hundreds of published articles, and has contributed to Rolling Stones as well as other national and international publications. Her book, Just Go With It: How to Navigate the Ups and Downs of Entrepreneurship, became an Amazon Bestseller in its debut week and was recommended by Forbes and Entrepreneur, and endorsed by Verne Harnish, Founder of world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and Author of Scaling Up; and Stephen M. R. Covey, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of The Speed Of Trust.
Mandy has spoken at conferences and events across the globe including Women of Silicon Valley, Web Summit, DWEN and ProfitW100. She is also a skilled and experienced moderator.
Mandy is a tech investor, an advisor to several entrepreneurs and serves on two boards; The Remix Project and YPO Toronto.


thursday – 10:15am Work Shift

Time Icon 20 mins

Location Icon St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts - Bluma Appel Theatre

Unlocking Leadership: Becoming an Engaged and Informative Leader Amidst Hidden Hurdles

In this no-holds-barred exploration of the vulnerabilities that founders often face, Mandy fearlessly sinks into the unspoken challenges that often hinder leaders from achieving the remarkable success they aspire to. Her talk is a wake-up call, a revelation of the hard truths surrounding leadership and self-awareness. Don’t miss this talk, offering invaluable insights that can reshape your leadership journey.