Claudia Romo Edelman
Founder, We Are All Human Foundation
Claudia Romo Edelman is a social entrepreneur, an advocate and a catalyst for change. A captivating public speaker and media contributor, Claudia is a leader of inclusion, 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. She is also a Founder and Co-Host of ‘Global GoalsCast’, a podcast 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.
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), which she was instrumental in their creation and launch.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Claudia is a special advisor and Jury Member in 2018 and 2019 for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. She also has been a Jury Member of the D&AD Impact Awards and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the no. 10 Most Powerful Latina from ALPFA and the multicultural award from Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition.
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, Forbes, among others. 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 was a professor of marketing for social causes at the University of Geneva. She teaches Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and gives training on public speaking, networking and personal branding. She holds degrees in Communications, Philosophy and Photography, as well as a Master’s of Political Communications from the London School of Economics, and speaks six languages.