Keynote Speaker Maddy Dychtwald

Maddy Dychtwald

Leading Authority on Aging, Generational Marketing, Lifestyle and Trends

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Maddy Dychtwald’s Key Accomplishments Include . . .
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 almost thirty years investigating and forecasting lifestyle, marketing and retirement implications of the age wave, she has also emerged as an authority on the economic ascent of women, including its impact on various industries-financial services, healthcare, and consumer marketing.

Maddy is the author of three books: INFLUENCE: How Women’s Soaring Economic Power Will Transform Our World for the Better, Cycles: How We Will Live, Work, and an illustrated children’s book on personal reinvention entitled Gideon’s Dream: A Tale of New Beginnings.

In 1986, she 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 and consulting to more than half of the Fortune 500.

A high impact speaker, she has addressed more than 300,000 business and social service leaders worldwide, including the American Society on Aging, Allegiance Healthcare, Allstate Insurance, Blue Cross of California, Chevron, Direct Marketing Association, Fidelity Investments, Lincoln Financial, LPL Financial, National Association of Educators, the Network of Executive Women, and the World Future Society.

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 a contributor to The Wall Street Journal’s Retirement Expert Panel, The Huffington Post,, and She is also a founder of the non-profit organization, Women Against Alzheimer’s.

A graduate of New York University, Maddy has been married for almost 30 years and has been a working mom living in the San Francisco Bay Area for much of her adult life.

Testimonials 6

  • “You rock! I have heard very few speakers so brilliantly keep an audience focused with a combination of spoken and audio-visual material. I have to tell you I was bowled over. You have a vital message for women – and men – with Influence and you match the vitality of the message with a vibrant delivery.”

    Jane Glenn Haas

    Columnist, Orange County Register and Founder of WomanSage

  • “Maddy was terrific! The material was on target, extremely relevant and timely, and of vital importance to our membership. She took the steps necessary to learn as much as possible about our audience and their needs. That’s the kind of effort that guarantees the unbelievably positive response we received.”

    Douglas E. Raymond

    President & CEO, Retail Advertising & Marketing Association

  • “Maddy Dychtwald was fantastic. Her personal, interactive, and multi-media presentation style was an excellent role model for all speakers in this edu-tainment age. Her presentation injected new, powerful and provocative marketing paradigms into our business and inspired us greatly in our innovation drive.”

    Nira Jang

    USA Trends, Coca-Cola USA

  • “Maddy captured our attention from the start! Her dynamic, information rich and provocative presentation effectively demonstrated that we are all riding a wave that has the potential to propel organizations and individuals to new, exciting ways of working and living — or swamp us with uncertainty. Maddy’s excellent use of multimedia enabled us to hear and see the implications of this wave in our lives.”

    Matt Kersey, Ph.D.

    Director, Product Development and Analytical Sciences Stiefel, a GlaxoSmithKline company

  • “Maddy gave more than a presentation. She offered an exceptional degree of intellect, passion and knowledge that was both empowering and contagious. Through various channels and methods, including PowerPoint, video clips, statistics, personal stories and genuine conversation, Maddy truly engaged our female leaders. It is clear that Maddy not only understands the political, business and socioeconomic factors that shape the world for women today, but she has a firm grasp of how those trends will evolve and impact our world in the future – and is ahead of the curve in recognizing them.”

    Joan Walker

    Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations Allstate Insurance Company

  • “Maddy’s presentation was great! The topics resonated with our members and were very timely. The presentation was particularly engaging and the members and made them think about things in a different way about themselves and their families.”

    Karen Downer-Doyle

    Vice President U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

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