Claire Diaz-Ortiz

Claire Diaz-Ortiz

Claire Diaz-Ortiz is an author, speaker, advisor and startup investor 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 Most Generous People in Social Media" (Fast Company). 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 nine books that have been translated into more than ten languages, including One Minute Mentoring: How to Find and Work with a Mentor - and How You'll Benefit from Being One (with Ken Blanchard) , Social Media Success for Every Brand: The Five Pillars that Turn Posts into Profits, Twitter for Good: Change the World One Tweet at a Time, Design Your Day: Be More Productive, Set Better Goals, and Live Life on Purpose, and Hope Runs: An American Tourist, a Kenyan Boy, a Journey of Redemption. She is a frequent international speaker on business and social innovation and has been invited to deliver keynotes and trainings at organizations like the US State Department, Toyota, South by Southwest, TEDX, and many others. She writes a column at Inc. Magazine online and is a LinkedIn Influencer, one of a select group of several hundred global leaders chosen to provide original content on the LinkedIn platform. Claire holds an MBA from Oxford University, where she was a Skoll Foundation Scholar for Social Entrepreneurship, and has 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. She has appeared widely in major television and print news sources such as CNN, BBC, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Washington Post, Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, and many others. Read more about her at or via @claire on Twitter.
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