Powerful Conversations features thought-leaders across industries and locations on a variety of business-oriented, leadership and entrepreneurial topics. Host Monica Phillips will moderate the show in a way that is engaging, funny, passionate, and brings value to you, the listener. Listen, engage, feel inspired, and give yourself permission to live a fulfilling life, now. Powerful Conversations is broadcast live every Tuesday at 9 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel. Join me for a conversation with Clara Shih as we discuss insights from her latest book, The Social Business Imperative, as well as innovation, women in tech, and the gender gap. Clara is the CEO and founder of Hearsay Social and the author of the new release, The Social Business Imperative: Adapting Your Business Model to the Always Connected Customer. Clara Shih A pioneer in the social media industry, Clara developed the first social business application in 2007 and subsequently authored the New York Times-featured best-seller, The Facebook Era. Clara has been named one of Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs,” Fast Company’s “Most Influential People in Technology,” BusinessWeek’s “Top Young Entrepreneurs,” and both Fortune’s and Ad Age’s “40 Under 40.” She was also named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum, InvestmentNews’ “40 under 40,” and “5 to Watch” in ThinkAdvisor’s 2015 IA 35 for 35. Find out more about Hearsay Social whose predictive analytics technology helps salespeople reach out to clients at the right time with the right message while staying in compliance with industry regulations. 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. She also holds an MS in internet studies from Oxford University, where she studied as a U.S. Marshall Scholar. Follow Clara on Twitter and connect with her on LinkedIn and Facebook.