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Edie Weiner

Edie Weiner

Edie is president and CEO of The Future Hunters, a leading futurist consulting group. Formed in 1977 as Weiner, Edrich, Brown, The Future Hunters has served over 400 clients in identifying opportunities in strategic thinking, product development, marketing, investment, human resources and change management. The Future Hunters clients have ranged from national governments to Fortune 500 companies. She is acknowledged as one of the most influential practitioners of social, technological, political and economic intelligence gathering.

Edie directed the first industry-wide futures research program in the early 1970s. At 29, she was the youngest outside woman ever elected to a corporate board. She has guest lectured at many prestigious institutions, including Wharton, Harvard, the U.S. Army War College, the Naval War College and the World Economic Forum in Davos. Her many articles have appeared in publications such as the Harvard Business Review, The Futurist and The Wall Street Journal. She co-authored four books with her business partner Arnold Brown. Her latest book, FutureThink, was a global bestseller, translated into many languages. She has keynoted over 300 conferences.

Throughout her career, she founded and ran a series of programs aimed at mentoring inner city girls, bringing technology to inner city classrooms, preserving modern dance and networking women at various stages in their lives and careers.

She now serves on numerous boards and advisory boards, including the U.S. Comptroller General’s Advisory Board, GOSO (Getting Out and Staying Out – reducing recidivism), the Belizean Grove and the Adventures for the Mind Foundation. In the past, she has served on more 20 additional boards or advisory boards, including the José Limón Dance Foundation (chair), UNUM Corporation, First Unum Corp., CompUSA, the Fashion Group International, ThinkQuest New York City (chair), Boardroom Inc., the SyFy Channel, Independent Agents & Brokers of New York, the Women’s Leadership Exchange and the Women’s Forum. Edie is a member of the Women’s Forum, a co-founder of the Belizean Grove and Women Corporate Directors, and has received more than 30 awards and citations, including the Fashion Group International's Entrepreneur of the Year (1998), NOW New York’s 2011 Woman of Power and Influence, and the World Future Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award.