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Twitter@clarashih

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Stanford University, MS
Computer Science
Stanford University, BS
Computer Science and Economics

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Clara Shih

Clara is CEO and Founder of Hearsay Social and a pioneer in the social media industry.

In 2007, she 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 Salesforce.com. 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.

Recent Milestones

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    Clara Shih added a position as Member, Board of Directors at Ad Council. (1/1/12)
    Posted 7/13/13 at 2:09pm
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    Clara Shih added a position as Board Member at Starbucks. (12/14/11)
    Posted 12/15/11 at 2:32pm
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    Clara Shih added a position as CEO and Founder at Hearsay Social. (6/1/09)
    Posted 8/2/11 at 7:49am
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    Clara Shih added a position as Director, AppExchange Product Line Management at Salesforce. (5/1/06)
    Posted 12/15/11 at 2:54pm
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    Clara Shih added a position as Associate, Strategy & Business Operations at Google. (12/1/04)
    Posted 12/15/11 at 2:54pm
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    Clara Shih added a position as Board Director at Camp Amelia. (3/1/03)
    Posted 12/15/11 at 2:54pm
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    Clara Shih added a position as Software Engineer at Microsoft. (9/1/02)
    Posted 12/15/11 at 2:54pm
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    Clara Shih added a position as Summer Analyst at Goldman Sachs. (6/1/02)
    Posted 12/15/11 at 2:54pm
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    Clara Shih added a position as Software Engineering Intern at Oracle Corporation. (6/1/01)
    Posted 12/15/11 at 2:54pm
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    Clara Shih added a position as Web Developer at Fermilab. (3/1/99)
    Posted 12/15/11 at 2:54pm

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