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Renowned Digital Entrepreneur; Social Media Pioneer

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 Soraya Darabi Biography

As a renowned digital entrepreneur and pioneer in the social media landscape, Soraya is a leading authority on digital commerce and ways to apply new technologies to help foster efficiency, visibility and growth.

Most recently, Soraya is the co-founder of Zady.com, which is among the first online retailers to seamlessly integrate commerce, rich media content and social media, providing customers with a truly dynamic shopping experience. Zady.com empowers customers to learn about the conscious consumer movement and purchase beautifully-constructed goods that are created with craftsmanship and artisanship – qualities that have been sacrificed in a world of cheap prices and fast production. In 2014, Zady was named by Fast Company as one of the top ten most innovative retail companies in the world as part of their annual Most Innovative Companies issue.

Soraya began her career as Manager of Digital Partnerships and Social Media at The New York Times, where she quickly established herself as a leading thought leader on today's ever-changing digital landscape. While at The New York Times, Soraya positioned the global news leader on networks such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, partnered with startups large and small, and established award-winning campaigns. She was also tasked with teaching journalists and chief executives alike how to best use and leverage social media. Renowned Times columnist Nicholas Kristof credits Darabi as being "the only reason why he has [millions] of followers on Twitter."

Following her tenure at the Times, Soraya served as Product Lead for drop.io, a real-time online sharing, collaboration, and presentation service (acquired by Facebook). She then went on to co-found the popular mobile application Foodspotting, named by Apple and Wired Magazine as an “app of the year” before being acquired by Open Table.

Recently featured on the cover of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business” issue, and Brandweek’s “Hot Digital” issue, Soraya also was named one of Inc. Magazine's "30 Under 30," and included in AdAge’s “25 People in Media to Follow on Twitter.” In 2014, she received the honor of joining the World Economic Forum’s "Young Global Leaders." Her experience and success in identifying and leveraging the latest digital technologies make Soraya an ideal speaker for organizations of all sizes which are looking for ways to help build sustainable growth in our new digital world.

Soraya received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Georgetown University. Darabi can speak with Zady co-founder Maxine Bédat on their shared topics, including insights on participatory commerce, sustainability and building an omni-channel brand.

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  • The Beta Approach to Business Success

    See something new... Test it, play with it, find out how it works... Imagine its use for your company... Find something else new... Repeat. This is the beta approach to business success. As a leadership philosophy, it is driving growth in the most talked-about companies in the world. Building a beta culture in your organization will rip loose hundreds, even thousands, of innovators whose innate curiosity in experimenting with new technologies, new products, new services, and new ideas will drive your companys competitive engine quicker and with more agility. As an example, those who played with new IT advancements first, from ERP to e-commerce to social media and beyond, had a crucial leg up on their competitors. They were the first to reap the huge rewards in cost savings, operational efficiencies, and building meaningful connections to customers. Soraya Darabi explores the beta approach to growth, which has made her one of the leading business advisors and new media experts in the world. Companies she has worked with include GE, Wired, The New York Times, and many others. This could be one of the most important speeches you will hear in some time.

  • Women in Entrepreneurship

    In this talk, social media maven Soraya Darabi discusses the challenges women face as entrepreneurs
    • and the advantages of being a woman in the business world. Describing the concept of women as "brand evangelists" in business, keynote speaker Darabi expounds the value of collaboration amongst women entrepreneurs in this motivational speech.

  • Emerging Media: What's Next?

    Darabi began her career as pioneer and Manager of Digital Partnerships and Social Media at The New York Times, which, prior to her arrival, didn't have a social media strategy
    • or even a presence. It was Darabi who led them in establishing award-winning social media campaigns across multiple platforms. Now the co-founder of Foodspotting, a geolocation-based mobile application startup, Darabi is at the intersection of emerging media, social, and mobile technologies, and brings a unique understanding of the strategies and principles guiding the future of the digital media landscape.

  • Creativity in the Workplace

    The beauty of the Internet is its ability to help users be more malleable and inventive. Keynote speaker Darabi discusses the importance of staying creative in the workplace, and how this creativity can be harnessed into emerging media platforms. This talk will address:

  • How to find inspiration from emerging media and technology

    How to redefine traditional roles for oneself and how to create jobs internally that best meet the demands of the changing landscape of new media. How to establish a new ROI for modern communications and marketing techniques best suited for the web (including new demographics of followers and fans, increasing web traffic to desired landing pages, and finding unique ways to monetize new media efforts).

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  • HOW TO BOOK Soraya Darabi?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Soraya Darabi for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Soraya Darabi, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Soraya Darabi or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Soraya Darabi?

    Booking fees for Soraya Darabi, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Soraya Darabi, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Soraya Darabi?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Soraya Darabi for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Soraya Darabi for your next private or corporate function.
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Soraya Darabi

Renowned Digital Entrepreneur; Social Media Pioneer

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Soraya Darabi Biography

As a renowned digital entrepreneur and pioneer in the social media landscape, Soraya is a leading authority on digital commerce and ways to apply new technologies to help foster efficiency, visibility and growth.

Most recently, Soraya is the co-founder of Zady.com, which is among the first online retailers to seamlessly integrate commerce, rich media content and social media, providing customers with a truly dynamic shopping experience. Zady.com empowers customers to learn about the conscious consumer movement and purchase beautifully-constructed goods that are created with craftsmanship and artisanship – qualities that have been sacrificed in a world of cheap prices and fast production. In 2014, Zady was named by Fast Company as one of the top ten most innovative retail companies in the world as part of their annual Most Innovative Companies issue.

Soraya began her career as Manager of Digital Partnerships and Social Media at The New York Times, where she quickly established herself as a leading thought leader on today's ever-changing digital landscape. While at The New York Times, Soraya positioned the global news leader on networks such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, partnered with startups large and small, and established award-winning campaigns. She was also tasked with teaching journalists and chief executives alike how to best use and leverage social media. Renowned Times columnist Nicholas Kristof credits Darabi as being "the only reason why he has [millions] of followers on Twitter."

Following her tenure at the Times, Soraya served as Product Lead for drop.io, a real-time online sharing, collaboration, and presentation service (acquired by Facebook). She then went on to co-found the popular mobile application Foodspotting, named by Apple and Wired Magazine as an “app of the year” before being acquired by Open Table.

Recently featured on the cover of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business” issue, and Brandweek’s “Hot Digital” issue, Soraya also was named one of Inc. Magazine's "30 Under 30," and included in AdAge’s “25 People in Media to Follow on Twitter.” In 2014, she received the honor of joining the World Economic Forum’s "Young Global Leaders." Her experience and success in identifying and leveraging the latest digital technologies make Soraya an ideal speaker for organizations of all sizes which are looking for ways to help build sustainable growth in our new digital world.

Soraya received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Georgetown University. Darabi can speak with Zady co-founder Maxine Bédat on their shared topics, including insights on participatory commerce, sustainability and building an omni-channel brand.

Soraya Darabi Videos

  • Social Media Presence of Companies - Soraya Darabi - YouTube
  • How to Craft a Modern Digital Strategy - Soraya Darabi - YouTube
  • The Elevator Pitch: Foodspotting | Soraya Darabi on Vimeo

Speaker Lists Featuring Soraya Darabi

Soraya Darabi Speaking Topics

  • The Beta Approach to Business Success

    See something new... Test it, play with it, find out how it works... Imagine its use for your company... Find something else new... Repeat. This is the beta approach to business success. As a leadership philosophy, it is driving growth in the most talked-about companies in the world. Building a beta culture in your organization will rip loose hundreds, even thousands, of innovators whose innate curiosity in experimenting with new technologies, new products, new services, and new ideas will drive your companys competitive engine quicker and with more agility. As an example, those who played with new IT advancements first, from ERP to e-commerce to social media and beyond, had a crucial leg up on their competitors. They were the first to reap the huge rewards in cost savings, operational efficiencies, and building meaningful connections to customers. Soraya Darabi explores the beta approach to growth, which has made her one of the leading business advisors and new media experts in the world. Companies she has worked with include GE, Wired, The New York Times, and many others. This could be one of the most important speeches you will hear in some time.

  • Women in Entrepreneurship

    In this talk, social media maven Soraya Darabi discusses the challenges women face as entrepreneurs
    • and the advantages of being a woman in the business world. Describing the concept of women as "brand evangelists" in business, keynote speaker Darabi expounds the value of collaboration amongst women entrepreneurs in this motivational speech.

  • Emerging Media: What's Next?

    Darabi began her career as pioneer and Manager of Digital Partnerships and Social Media at The New York Times, which, prior to her arrival, didn't have a social media strategy
    • or even a presence. It was Darabi who led them in establishing award-winning social media campaigns across multiple platforms. Now the co-founder of Foodspotting, a geolocation-based mobile application startup, Darabi is at the intersection of emerging media, social, and mobile technologies, and brings a unique understanding of the strategies and principles guiding the future of the digital media landscape.

  • Creativity in the Workplace

    The beauty of the Internet is its ability to help users be more malleable and inventive. Keynote speaker Darabi discusses the importance of staying creative in the workplace, and how this creativity can be harnessed into emerging media platforms. This talk will address:

  • How to find inspiration from emerging media and technology

    How to redefine traditional roles for oneself and how to create jobs internally that best meet the demands of the changing landscape of new media. How to establish a new ROI for modern communications and marketing techniques best suited for the web (including new demographics of followers and fans, increasing web traffic to desired landing pages, and finding unique ways to monetize new media efforts).

FAQs on booking Soraya Darabi

  • How to book Soraya Darabi?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Soraya Darabi for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Soraya Darabi, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Soraya Darabi or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Soraya Darabi?

    Booking fees for Soraya Darabi, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Soraya Darabi, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Soraya Darabi?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Soraya Darabi for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Soraya Darabi for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Soraya Darabi or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Soraya Darabi or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Soraya Darabi is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Soraya Darabi for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Soraya Darabi generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sarah Lacy, Chris Hughes, Jeff Taylor, Beth Simone Noveck and Randi Zuckerberg. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Soraya Darabi for an upcoming event.

Soraya Darabi Speaker Videos

  • Social Media Presence of Companies - Soraya Darabi - YouTube
    How to Craft a Modern Digital Strategy - Soraya Darabi - YouTube
  • The Elevator Pitch: Foodspotting | Soraya Darabi on Vimeo

Soraya Darabi Speaking Topics

  • The Beta Approach to Business Success

    See something new... Test it, play with it, find out how it works... Imagine its use for your company... Find something else new... Repeat. This is the beta approach to business success. As a leadership philosophy, it is driving growth in the most talked-about companies in the world. Building a beta culture in your organization will rip loose hundreds, even thousands, of innovators whose innate curiosity in experimenting with new technologies, new products, new services, and new ideas will drive your companys competitive engine quicker and with more agility. As an example, those who played with new IT advancements first, from ERP to e-commerce to social media and beyond, had a crucial leg up on their competitors. They were the first to reap the huge rewards in cost savings, operational efficiencies, and building meaningful connections to customers. Soraya Darabi explores the beta approach to growth, which has made her one of the leading business advisors and new media experts in the world. Companies she has worked with include GE, Wired, The New York Times, and many others. This could be one of the most important speeches you will hear in some time.

  • Women in Entrepreneurship

    In this talk, social media maven Soraya Darabi discusses the challenges women face as entrepreneurs
    • and the advantages of being a woman in the business world. Describing the concept of women as "brand evangelists" in business, keynote speaker Darabi expounds the value of collaboration amongst women entrepreneurs in this motivational speech.

  • Emerging Media: What's Next?

    Darabi began her career as pioneer and Manager of Digital Partnerships and Social Media at The New York Times, which, prior to her arrival, didn't have a social media strategy
    • or even a presence. It was Darabi who led them in establishing award-winning social media campaigns across multiple platforms. Now the co-founder of Foodspotting, a geolocation-based mobile application startup, Darabi is at the intersection of emerging media, social, and mobile technologies, and brings a unique understanding of the strategies and principles guiding the future of the digital media landscape.

  • Creativity in the Workplace

    The beauty of the Internet is its ability to help users be more malleable and inventive. Keynote speaker Darabi discusses the importance of staying creative in the workplace, and how this creativity can be harnessed into emerging media platforms. This talk will address:

  • How to find inspiration from emerging media and technology

    How to redefine traditional roles for oneself and how to create jobs internally that best meet the demands of the changing landscape of new media. How to establish a new ROI for modern communications and marketing techniques best suited for the web (including new demographics of followers and fans, increasing web traffic to desired landing pages, and finding unique ways to monetize new media efforts).

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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