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Clara Shih, Hearsay Social CEO, Named 2016 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Finalist

2016-EOY-Regional-Finalist-LogoThe Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program this week announced their finalists, and we’re excited to announce that Hearsay Social CEO and founder Clara Shih is on the list!
The awards, which is celebrating its 30th year, recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year has been at the forefront of identifying game-changing business leaders for the past 30 years. The program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks; Jeff Bezos of; John Mackey of Whole Foods Market; Pierre Omidyar of eBay; Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; and Mindy Grossman of HSN, Inc.
Clara was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges from multiple industries, including technology, finance, healthcare and more. The selection process included a nomination application and a series of in-person interviews. Previous finalists from the greater northern California region include Kenneth Lin, CEO and founder of Credit Karma (and guest speaker at our Hearsay Social Innovation Summit last week); Keith J. Krach, Chairman and CEO of DocuSign; and John Foraker, CEO of Annie’s, Inc.
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world. It has recognized more than 10,000 outstanding entrepreneurs for their vision, innovation, courage and leadership in building and growing successful businesses – businesses that influence the way we live, the products and services we depend on, and the economic vibrancy of our local communities and global markets.
For more information on the awards program, visit the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year – Northern California Region site.
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Goldman Sachs honors Hearsay Social CEO with entrepreneurship award

On behalf of our entire company, I am pleased to announce that Hearsay Social CEO Clara Shih has been honored by Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein as one of the 100 most innovative entrepreneurs of 2012. This award spans multiple industries and categories, and this year there are only a handful of technology honorees, Clara among them.
For over a century, Goldman Sachs has been instrumental in advising and financing entrepreneurs and other business owners. In celebration of future entrepreneurship, the financial firm will be hosting its first ever Builders & Innovators Summit, slated for October in Newport Beach, California.
Joining President Bill Clinton, best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Clara will be attending the event as an honored guest, and she will participate in two days of discussions focused on innovation in industries from financial services to retail and beyond.
Hearsay Social is quite proud of Clara’s achievements and we won’t stop working to build the leading enterprise social marketing platform.