Claire Diaz-Ortiz leads social innovation at Twitter, Inc. where she has worked since 2009.
Named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company, she is the author ofÂ Twitter for Good: Change the World, One Tweet at a Time, her second book.
Claire manages Twitterâs social good initiatives, including the Twitter for Nonprofits and Twitter Ads for Good programs. She also works closely with religious leaders and organizations (see an account of her work in thisÂ New York TimesÂ piece).
Claire has been called everything from âThe Woman Who Got the Pope on Twitterâ (Wired) andÂ âTwitterâs Pontiff Recruitment Chiefâ (The Washington Post)Â to a âForce for Goodâ (Forbes) and âOne of the Most Generous in Social Mediaâ (Fast Company).
She is a frequent international speaker at such diverse conferences as South by Southwest, BlogWorld, Personal Democracy Forum, and United Nations events. (Go here for a list of her past and upcoming speaking engagements.)
She is known for developing the TWEET model â a framework to help organizations and individuals best excel on Twitter.
Claire holds an MBA from Oxford University, where she was a Skoll Foundation Scholar for Social Entrepreneurship. She also holds a B.A. and an M.A. 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 five-year old network of websites that help families live better on less, and Do Well Media.
Claire has lived on four continents and traveled to more than fifty countries. She has appeared widely in major television and print news sources, and has an unnatural passion for tiny houses and rooibus tea.
Learn more about Claire in these articles:
- The Washington Post, December 2012Â (The Washington Post)
- The New York Times, December 2o12Â (The New York Times)
- Fast Company, December 2012 (Fast Company)
- Wired, December 2012 (Wired)
- Time, December 2012 (Time)Â
- 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)
- Runnerâs World (Runnerâs 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)
- Runnerâs World Heroes Finalist, 2007 (runnersworld.com)
Claire tries her darndest to read 150 books each year. She keeps on-going list of this yearâs books read here.