We are proud to announce today that Hearsay Social CEO and founder Clara Shih has been honored by The World Economic Forum (WEF) as a Young Global Leader(YGL). Joining a global group of over 1,000 YGL members and alumni, Clara and her peers have been recognized by the WEF as today’s best leaders under 40.
The WEF honored Clara for her industry leadership and innovation in transforming the way global companies do business on social media.
Past inductees into the Forum of Young Global Leaders include Salesforce.com CEO and founder Marc Benioff and Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Other YGL Class of 2013 inductees include William James Adams (aka will.i.am), the US singer and recording artist, whose i.am.angel Foundation transforms lives through education, inspiration, and opportunity; Chelsea Clinton, board member, Clinton Foundation and special correspondent for NBC News; and Nate Silver, the statistician who calculated Barack Obama had a 90% chance of winning the 2012 presidential election and crunched polling data to successfully predict the result in 50 out of 50 states.
Drawn from a pool of several thousand candidates, the 2013 YGLs were chosen by a committee, chaired by H.M. Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The selection was based on the proven track record of the individual, his or her leadership experience, ability to overcome adversity, and commitment to society.