Maddy Dychtwald

  • Board of Directors
  • Secretary
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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 more than twenty-five years investigating and forecasting lifestyle, marketing and retirement implications of the age wave, she is also an authority on the economic ascent of women.

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 Buy and Gideon's Dream: A Tale of New Beginnings. A high impact speaker, she has addressed more than 300,000 business and social service leaders worldwide. 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.


"I am tremendously impressed with BrightFocus—both its support for some of the world's most innovative brain and eye research, as well as how they educate and advocate for families to better understand and manage Alzheimer's, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. I am excited to work with my fellow Board members to help BrightFocus achieve even greater success."