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Clara Shih

CEO and Founder of Hearsay Social, Author of The Facebook Era, Member of Starbucks Board of Directors
  • Named one of Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs”
  • Uses social media to redesign business models
  • Helps clients target constantly connected consumers
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EntrepreneurshipRelationship BuildingSalesSocial Media & Social NetworkingCEOsBusiness Authors/StrategistsFemale Speakers

Clara Shih is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Hearsay Social and a pioneer in the social media industry. Hearsay Social is the leading social sales and marketing platform, empowering the world’s largest companies to build stronger customer relationships, grow revenue, and bolster their brands across social networks. In 2007, Clara developed the first social business application, called Faceforce, and subsequently authored the New York Times-featured bestseller, The Facebook Era: Tapping Online Social Networks to Market, Sell and Innovate, now used as a marketing textbook at Harvard Business School. Clara has been named one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, Fast Company’s Most Influential People in Technology, and one of Businessweek’s Top Young Entrepreneurs.

Clara is a member of the Starbucks Board of Directors and previously served in a variety of technical, product, and marketing roles at Google, Microsoft, and She graduated #1 in Computer Science at Stanford University, where she also received an MS in Computer Science – User Experience and Design. Clara also holds an MS in Internet Studies from Oxford University, where she studied as a U.S. Marshall Scholar.

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