Claire Diaz-Ortiz (@claire) is considered one of the most innovative female voices in digital media today. As an author, speaker, angel investor, and innovation advisor, she was named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company. Claire was an early employee at Twitter, where she was first hired to lead corporate social innovation. In Claire’s work, she has been called everything from “The Woman Who Got the Pope on Twitter” (Wired) and “Twitter’s Pontiff Recruitment Chief” (The Washington Post) to a “Force for Good” (Forbes) and “One of the Most Generous People in Social Media” (Fast Company).
Claire is the award-winning author of eight books that have been published in more than a dozen countries, including One Minute Mentoring: How to Find and Work with a Mentor – and How You’ll Benefit from Being One (with Ken Blanchard), Twitter for Good: Change the World One Tweet at a Time, Design Your Day: Be More Productive, Set Better Goals, and Live Life on Purpose, and Hope Runs: An American Tourist, a Kenyan Boy, a Journey of Redemption.
She is a frequent international speaker on innovation and digital media and has been invited to deliver keynotes and trainings at organizations like The United Nations, The US State Department, The Vatican, The Rockefeller Foundation, South by Southwest, Toyota, Verizon, TEDx, and many others.
Claire holds an MBA from Oxford University, where she was a Skoll Foundation Scholar for Social Entrepreneurship, and a B.A. and M.A. in Anthropology from Stanford University.
Claire lives in Argentina and California with her husband, daughter, and twin boys. Read more about her at www.ClaireDiazOrtiz.com or via @claire on Twitter.