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).
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 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 Summit, BlogWorld, Personal Democracy Forum, and United Nations events.
Her popular business blog 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 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.