Whitney Johnson

Whitney Johnson

Whitney Johnson is founder and CEO of WLJ Advisors, LLC, and is best known for her work on driving corporate innovation through personal disruption. She is the author of Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work and hosts the bi-weekly Disrupt Yourself podcast. Ms. Johnson is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, a LinkedInfluencer, and cofounder of Forty Women over 40 to Watch. Previously, she worked as an analyst for eight years, including at Merrill Lynch, and was president and cofounder of a boutique investment firm with Harvard Business School’s Clayton Christensen. Ms. Johnson was a finalist for the Top Thinkers on Talent at the biennial Thinkers50 ceremony in London, and she was named one of Fortune’s 55 Women to Follow on Twitter in 2014. She holds a BA in music from Brigham Young University and completed graduate coursework at NYU Stern School of Business.