For more than two decades Charlene Li has helped people see the future. She is an expert in digital transformation, leadership, customer experience, and the future of work. Charlene currently works as an analyst at the Altimeter Group.
As an authority in the field of digital leadership, Charlene Li is regarded one of the foremost experts on social media and technologies. She also acts as a consultant and independent thought leader in the fields of strategy, social technologies, interactive media, and marketing.
Her position as vice president and as the principal analyst at Forrester Research saw Charlene Li work in online newspaper publishing. She also worked as a consultant with Monitor Group.
In 2009 Fast Company named Charlene Li one of the most influential women in technology. This was followed, the next year, by her named one of the 100 most creative people in business.
Regularly quoted in various media outlets like the New York Times, The Associated Press, Reuters, and various others, Charlene is the author of multiple books. These include the New York Times bestseller ‘Open Leadership’ and the critically acclaimed ‘Groundswell’ which she co-authored.
A highly sought-after keynote speaker, Charlene’s speaking career has seen her appear before audiences attending some of the world’s top business conferences. Amongst these, she includes the World Economic Forum, the World Business Forum, and the American Society of Association Executives, to name but a few.
As a keynote speaker, Charlene Li inspires expert Catalyzing Transformation to maximize human potential audiences while being imminently approachable. She has, during her career, advised some of the world’s largest companies on thriving during disruption. Charlene lives in the USA and presents in English.
“Charlene gets it when it comes to the digital world. She understands the dynamics of the ever-changing space and how it directly relates to business. She is an asset to anyone who hires her. I highly recommend her!”
“Charlene is the smartest person I've ever worked with. She was a mentor to me at Forrester Research, where her strategic vision and industry leadership generated massive returns for the firm in the area of social computing. Charlene's influence continues to rise with Altimeter Group, where her firm helps the world's leading brands navigate today's rapidly changing competitive landscape. Her insight is available to the public via Groundswell and Open Leadership and working directly with Charlene as a colleague or business partner is an even more valuable learning experience.”
“It was privilege and honored to have Charlene present at the Blogging Strategies Summit for which I was the producer. Charlene's is an absolute professional and I enjoyed the opportunity to work with her. Her presentation was very well received, full of useful information, facts and data.”
“Having followed Charlene since the Forrester Days, into the Groundswell Book and now Altimeter, there's few people in our industry as knowledgable, smart, caring and sharing as Charlene. Her breadth and depth of trends within the Social Media Marketing space is quite amazing. Charlene, thanks for all your help over the past years from speaking to a small group of people when you had nothing to gain to discussing specifics about the industry.”
“Charlene is quite simply brilliant. She saw the importance of blogs and social networking before any of us. A woman of insight and charisma -- a powerful combination!”