Head of Community Outreach & Philanthropy, Twitter, Inc.
Passionate about what can be created at the intersection of social good and technology, Caroline Barlerin leads Twitter’s community outreach and philanthropic efforts. She brings a unique perspective to her role, having led partnerships for a software startup, designed a bicycle powered rice thresher for small-acre farmers in Burma, led Level Playing Field Institute, and created the blueprint for Taproot Foundation. Barlerin has also built game-changing programs such as HP’s “Matter to a Million” partnership with Kiva, which has made over $10m loans to over 350,000 people globally. Most recently she launched the Twitter NeighborNest, a neighborhood learning center supporting low-income families by providing access to technology, classes and resources to learn, connect and grow with the guidance of Twitter volunteers.
Silicon Valley Business Journal has recognized Barlerin as one of their “40 Under 40” and the State of California awarded her the Hoffman Prize for her dedication to high-impact service locally and around the world. She was an Aspen Institute First Mover and is currently sits on the boards of US Fund for UNICEF NW Chapter, World Affairs Council and Pacific Primary. Barlerin received her bachelor’s degree from Vassar College and was a Sloan Fellow at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. She’s @CBarlerin on Twitter.