Maddy Dychtwald

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Biography

Maddy Dychtwald is a nationally recognized author, co-founder of Age Wave, and leading expert on the changing demographic trends shaping the marketplace, the workplace and our lives. Having spent twenty-five years investigating and forecasting lifestyle, marketing and retirement implications of the age wave, she has recently emerged as a renowned authority on the economic ascent of women, including its impact on various industries -- financial services, healthcare, and consumer marketing.

In 1986, she and Ken Dychtwald co-founded Age Wave, the nation’s foremost thought-leader on population aging and its profound business, lifestyle and cultural implications. The company provides breakthrough research, award-winning communications, and results-driven marketing and consulting initiatives to more than half of the Fortune 500.

Maddy is the author of three books: her newest, INFLUENCE: How Women’s Soaring Economic Power Will Transform Our World for the Better (2010) explores how women are the major change agent of the decade to come. She also wrote Cycles: How We Will Live, Work, and Buy (2004), the winner of the 2004 Book of the Year Award from the National Community Colleges Association, and co-authored an illustrated children's book on personal reinvention entitled Gideon's Dream: A Tale of New Beginnings (2008).

During her career, she has addressed more than 300,000 business and social service leaders worldwide in organizations. Maddy has been regularly featured in prominent media worldwide, including: Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Newsweek, TIME, U.S. News & World Report, Fox Business News, CNBC and NPR. She is also a popular contributor to The Huffington Post.

Speaking Topics

How the Age Wave Will Transform the Marketplace - and Our Lives
This visionary presentation offers deep insights into the global population shifts that are occurring and what they mean for business and marketers.

The Longevity Revolution: The Future of Health and Healthcare
This sweeping presentation provides a visionary glimpse into the future. How long might we live? Will our later years be a time of health and vitality or illness and disability?

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