Claudia Romo Edelman is a social entrepreneur, an advocate and a catalyst for change. A frequent public speaker and media contributor, Claudia is a leader for diversity, inclusion and equity, focused on unifying the U.S. Hispanic community and promoting sustainability and purpose-driven activities.
Claudia is the Founder of the We Are All Human Foundation, a New York-based non-profit foundation, dedicated to advancing the agenda of diversity, inclusion and equity through developing and hosting global, national and regional events, conducting research and developing research pieces/publications, creating content and corporate activation.
A Mexican-Swiss Diplomat, Claudia is also a Founder and Co-Host of ‘Global GoalsCast’, a podcast distributed by CBS News Digital, which highlights global progress through the stories of champions making a difference.
With an extraordinary background with global organizations, including the United Nations and the World Economic Forum, she has worked on humanitarian causes for 25 years with organizations such as UNICEF, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
She is a marketer for social causes, a journalist and a diplomat with a track record on shaping public opinion, building the narrative on perception change, creating global campaigns and mobilization efforts, while leading partnership activation.
Prior to her role at the We Are All Human, she was seconded to the Executive Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to lead communications and advocacy for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Claudia was instrumental in the creation and launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Lion Awards and is a special advisor for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. She is a Jury Member of the SDG Lion Awards in 2018 and 2019. She also has been a Jury Member of the D&AD Impact Awards for the last three consecutive years.
Additionally, Claudia is a visiting fellow of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and has been published by The Guardian, Ad Age and Thrive Global. Claudia was a professor of marketing for social causes at University of Geneva. She has also completed Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and gives frequent training for women leaders on public speaking, networking and personal branding.
She is the recipient of numerous awards, including recently receiving the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the multicultural award from Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Women’s Batsheva Leadership Award 2019.
Claudia is a member of the board of directors of KIND (Kids in Need of Defense), Bank Street College of Education, Romemu and Agrosmart. Claudia is the Editor-at-Large of Thrive
Global and is planning the launch of Thrive Hispanics.
She holds degrees in Communications, Philosophy and Photography, as well as, a Master’s of Political Communications from the London School of Economics.
She enjoys sports and traveling. She is married, has two children and speaks six languages.