Our Children, Our Families Council Members
head of community outreach and philanthropy
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. Caroline has also built game-changing programs such as HP’s “Matter to a Million” partnership with Kiva, which has made over $12m of 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.
In 2016, the League of Women Voters honored Caroline at their 2016 Women Who Could Be President event and SF Business Times recognized her on their Most Influential Women in Business list. Silicon Valley Business Journal has recognized Caroline 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, Global Fund for Women, World Affairs Council and Pacific Primary. Caroline received her BA from Vassar College and was a Sloan Fellow at Stanford University Business School. She’s @CBarlerin on Twitter.