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Refine Series: Clara Shih - In the Facebook Era, “digital” is everyone’s job

  • The Refiners 169 11th Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)

The Refine Series bring influential entrepreneurs from all backgrounds to the stage. Presented by The Refiners and Parisoma, each talk features a speaker with a unique success story, providing tips along the way to inspire others as they grow their business.

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Clara will present her last book "Social Business Imperative" and makes the case for why social media and digital have become too important and too strategic for organization leaders to completely delegate. 

Clara Shih is CEO and founder of Hearsay Social, the complete client engagement solution that empowers salespeople to reach out to clients at the right time with the right message while staying in compliance with industry regulations. A pioneer in the social media industry, Clara developed the first social business application in 2007 and subsequently authored the New York Times-featured best-seller, The Facebook Era. Her latest book, The Social Business Imperative: Adapting Your Business Model to the Always-Connected Customer, was released in 2016. 

Clara has been named one of Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs,” Fast Company’s “Most Influential People in Technology,” BusinessWeek’s “Top Young Entrepreneurs,” and both Fortune’s and Ad Age’s “40 Under 40.” She was also named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum, InvestmentNews’ “40 under 40,” and “5 to Watch” in ThinkAdvisor’s 2015 IA 35 for 35.

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