Author, Speaker, Technology Innovator and early Leader of Social Innovation at Twitter (2009-2014)
Claire Diaz-Ortiz is an author, speaker, and innovation advisor 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 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 “Ten Most Generous in Social Media” (Fast Company). Claire was one of the first people to ever tweet from the country of Kenya, and is also known for the precarious honor of being the first person to live-tweet her own child’s birth.
As CNN said in 2017, "If Twitter has a soul, it probably looks something like Claire Diaz-Ortiz."
Claire is the award-winning author of eight books published in more than a dozen countries, including One Minute Mentoring (with Ken Blanchard) and Twitter for Good: Change the World One Tweet at a Time.
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.
She writes a popular business blog at ClaireDiazOrtiz.com and is a LinkedIn Influencer, one of several 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.
She has appeared widely in most 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.
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