Claire Díaz-Ortiz is an author, speaker, and technology innovator who has been named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company. Claire was an early employee at Twitter, where she was hired to lead social innovation, and where she still works today.
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 in Social Media” (Fast Company). [For a further account of her work leading at Twitter, including leading the Twitter for Nonprofits and Twitter Ads for Good programs and her work with faith leaders and organizations, see this New York Times piece.]
Claire is the author of several books, including Twitter for Good: Change the World, One Tweet at a Time, which explores the TWEET model framework she is known for developing to help organizations and individuals best excel on Twitter. She has also written Greater Expectations: Succeed (and Stay Sane) in an On-Demand, All-Access, Always-On Age, a handful of ebooks, and the forthcoming Hope Runs: An American Tourist, A Kenyan Boy, a Journey of Redemption.
She is a frequent international speaker on business, innovation, and social media at such diverse conferences as South by Southwest, The Mashable Social Good, BlogWorld, Personal Democracy Forum, and United Nations events. (Go here for a list of her past and upcoming speaking engagements.)
Her popular business blog at www.ClaireDiazOrtiz.com boasts more than 100,000 monthly readers. She is also a LinkedIn Influencer, one of 300 hundred global leaders chosen to provide original content for the LinkedIn platform.
Claire holds an MBA from Oxford University, where she was a Skoll Foundation Scholar for Social Entrepreneurship, and has a BA and an MA in Anthropology from Stanford University.
She is the co-founder of Hope Runs, a non-profit organization operating in AIDS orphanages in Kenya. Claire also owns Saving Money Media, a six-year old network of websites that help families live better on less.
She has appeared widely in major television and print news sources like CNN, BBC, Time, Newsweek, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Fortune, Forbes, Wired and many others.
Claire has lived on four continents and traveled to more than fifty countries. She used to run marathons, but now it makes her tired just to think about it.
Learn more about Claire in these articles:
- Wall Street Journal, August 2013 (Wall Street Journal)
- PBS, April 2013 (PBS Video)
- Marie Clare, April 2013 (Marie Clare)
- Forbes, January 2013 (Forbes)
- The Washington Post, December 2012 (The Washington Post)
- The New York Times, December 2o12 (The New York Times)
- Fast Company, December 2012 (Fast Company)
- Wired, December 2012 (Wired)
- Time, December 2012 (Time)
- CNN, December 2012
- CNN Espanol, December 2012
- The Guardian, December 2012 (The Guardian)
- USA Today, December 2012 (USA Today)
- TechCrunch, December 2012
- The San Francisco Chronicle, December 2012
- Forbes, November 2012 (Forbes)
- Fast Company, November 2012 (Fast Company)
- The New York Times, June 2012 (The New York Times)
- Fast Company, May 2012 (Fast Company)
- CNN, February 2012 (CNN)
- The Washington Post, September 2011 (Washington Post)
- Business Week (Business Week)
- The Financial (UK) (Financial)
- The Independent (UK) (Independent)
- The Washington Post, November 2011 (Washington Post)
- The Huffington Post (Huffington Post)
- Runner’s World (Runner’s World)
- Christianity Today (Christianity Today)
- Yahoo News, March 2011 (Yahoo News)
- Shape Magazine, April 2009 (Shape)
- Yahoo News, March 2009 (Yahoo News)
- Hispanic Business, March 2009 (Hispanic Business)
- Ode Magazine, March 2009 (Ode)
- Runner’s World Heroes Finalist, 2007 (runnersworld.com)
Claire tries her darndest to read 200 books each year. She keeps on-going list of this year’s books read here.