In Claire’s time at Twitter, she was 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).
Claire is the author of six books, including Twitter for Good: Change the World One Tweet at a Time, Greater Expectations: Succeed (and Stay Sane) in an On-Demand, All-Access, Always-On Age, and Hope Runs: An American Tourist, a Kenyan Boy, a Journey of Redemption.
She is a frequent international speaker on social media, business and innovation and has been invited to deliver keynotes and trainings at organizations like the Vatican, the US State Department, Verizon, South by Southwest, TEDX, and many others.
She writes a popular business blog at ClaireDiazOrtiz.com and serves as 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.
Prior to founding PeopleFoundry Inc, Michelle served as the Chief People Officer for a UK based eSourcing business, TradingPartners. Her responsibilities there included aligning management structure with business needs while guiding organizational change, process improvement and conflict resolution on a global basis. Michelle successfully helped strengthen and stabilize corporate expansion by establishing a new senior management team that transitioned the company from a singular to a growth-and-profit focus. She partnered with the CEO on expansion plans for emerging markets including Shanghai, Tokyo and New York.
Michelle holds a BA in Political Science with a minor in Psychology from the University of Dayton. She received her Master’s in Human Resources Management in 2008 from Cornell University. Michelle is an active member in the community. She is a mentor at 1871, the HR mentor at MATTER, serves as a contributor to the Taproot Foundation, on the board of Designation, a member of the Young Executives Club of Chicago as well as a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. Michelle supports the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.