Julie Gilbert is the founder and CEO of WOLF Means Business, a global company dedicated to transforming companies by engaging the unheard voices, regardless of level, to innovate new business growth. She has personally led the creation of business growth amounting to over $11 billion in revenue utilizing her process and theory of getting voices heard at a global scale. After earning her Master's in Business and Bachelors of Science Degrees from the University of Minnesota, Julie spent 9 years at Deloitte and 9 years at Best Buy where she served as the senior vice president of innovation, where she led many new business creations including Wolf, which she proved her theory of engaging voices globally to create financial outcomes of unheard voices/"howls" adding an incremental $4.4 billion in female revenues, decreasing employee turnover by over 5% annually, and increasing the numbers of women by over 18%. Her program is now internationally recognized, engaging over 85,000 consumers across 53 different countries and has enabled the creation of the Nintendo Wii, the fastest selling gaming device, Motorola's MOTOACTV, garnering 2011's Consumer Electronics Show's design of the year award, and many others. ----The individuals involved with TEDxUMN have a passion for bringing together the great thinkers at the University of Minnesota and giving them the opportunity to share their ideas worth spreading and to discuss our shared future. We provide these great people the opportunity to share these ideas on a global stage and with an incredibly diverse audience. We believe in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately the world.Check out TEDxUMN at http://www.TEDxUMN.com/In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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