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 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 “Ten Most Generous in Social Media” (Fast Company). Claire is also known for the precarious honor of being the first to live-tweet her own child’s birth. (Hello, @Lucia!)
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, Hope Runs: An American Tourist, A Kenyan Boy, a Journey of Redemption, and a handful of ebooks.
She is a frequent international speaker on business, innovation and social media, and has been invited to deliver trainings and keynotes at such varied organizations and events as The United Nations, Verizon, Toyota, South by Southwest, TEDx, The Mashable Social Good Summit, and many others. (Go here to find out more about her 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 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 that. She is a foster mom to a Kenyan teen, an extreme introvert, and a crazy reader (she reads 200 books a year). She also boasts an unnatural passion for tiny houses and rooibos tea.
She has appeared widely in major television and print news sources like CNN, BBC, Time, Newsweek, the New York Times, Good Morning America, The Today Show, the Washington Post, Fortune, Forbes, Wired and many others.
Find her via @claire on Twitter, on LinkedIn, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about Claire in these articles:
- BBC, October 2014 (BBC)
- Vogue Mexico, July 2014 (Vogue)
- Business Insider, July 2014 (Business Insider)
- Good Morning America, April 2014 (Good Morning America)
- The Today Show, April 2014 (Today Show)
- Fox News, April 2014 (Fox News)
- Newsweek, April 2014 (Newsweek)
- Time, April 2014 (Time)
- The Daily Mail, April 2014 (The Daily Mail)
- Buzzfeed, April 2014 (Buzzfeed)
- The Mirror, October 2014 (The Mirror)
- Women’s Running, September 2014 (Women’s Running)
- Christianity Today, July 2014 (Christianity Today)
- Christianity Today, May 2014 (Christianity Today)
- Relevant Magazine, July 2014 (Relevant Magazine)
- 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)
2007 – 2011
- 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.