Clara Shih
United States
CEO and Founder, Hearsay Systems; Director, Starbucks

Recipient: Visionary Awards Celebration

Clara Shih is CEO and founder of Hearsay Systems, a leading enterprise SaaS insurtech based in San Francisco. Hearsay's agent and advisor actions platform enables every rep to behave like the top producer. Over 170,000 advisors and agents across insurance, banks, and wealth management firms in 22 countries rely on Hearsay to modernize the human client experience.

A pioneer in the industry, Clara has been named one of Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs,” Fast Company’s “Most Influential People in Technology,” and a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum.

Clara is a member of the Starbucks board of directors and previously held various roles at Google, Microsoft, and She graduated top of her class in computer science at Stanford University, where she also received an M.S. in computer science. She also holds an M.S. in internet studies from Oxford University, where she studied as a U.S. Marshall Scholar.