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Claire Wathen

Community Manager, Skoll Foundation


As community manager, Claire cultivates the global Skoll network of social entrepreneurs and innovators. To enable meaningful connections, Claire curates annual invitations to the Skoll World Forum in Oxford, UK and designs partnerships to support social entrepreneurs in driving systems change.

Prior to Skoll, Claire co-led the San Diego Zoo’s internal innovation lab with a mandate to design, test, and operationalize new products and programs. Claire holds a B.A. in Entrepreneurial Business from John Paul the Great Catholic University and worked with TED Conferences and the USA Women’s Olympic Rugby Sevens team. Outside of work, Claire enjoys keeping up with her niece and nephew, easing into rock climbing, and discovering new local bookshops.

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Claire Wathen - Skoll Foundation, April 10, 2018
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