Claire Wathen

Skoll Foundation

As Director, Network & Partnerships, Claire cultivates the global Skoll network of social entrepreneurs and innovators, funders, private, and public sector leaders. Animated by the power of connection, Claire works with partners across systems to help unlock resources and bridge ecosystems. To intentionally bring new voices into the network, Claire leads network engagement for the Skoll World Forum and supports other Skoll convenings. She launched and now oversees the Skoll World Forum Fellowship and TEDx Skoll Conversations programs.

Prior to Skoll, Claire managed the San Diego Zoo’s internal innovation lab under the CFO. She worked with corporate R&D teams, led organizational experiments, hosted tech community events, and prototyped field conservation and learning tools. An alum of Seth Godin’s altMBA and John Paul the Great Catholic University, she advises impact organizations on network building and growth strategies.

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