Soraya Darabi Biography

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

Darabi is the co-founder of Zady, 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 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.

Darabi 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, she 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, Darabi served as Product Lead for drop.io, a real-time online sharing, collaboration, and presentation service. 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, Darabi was also 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 her an ideal speaker for organizations of all sizes that are looking for ways to help build sustainable growth in our new digital world.

Darabi 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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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 including Innovation, Marketing and Communication. The estimated speaking fee range to book Soraya Darabi for virtual events is $20,000 - $30,000. Please contact us for live event fees. 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, Beth Simone Noveck and Chris Hughes. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Soraya Darabi for an upcoming event.

Soraya Darabi Speaking Topics

  • Online E-dentity Disorder: How to Manage Multiple Presences Online

    In this talk, keynote speaker Soraya Darabi addresses how to best manage multiple presences online to gain the most practical use of them, both at work and in your personal life, as well as how to manage new platforms as they emerge.

  • How to Build an Engaged Community Through Social Media

    Whether your company already has a stable of loyal followers or you're just starting to build your base, an engaged community is the calling card of any successful brand. In this presentation, Darabi shows you how to leverage emerging media and up-and-coming social networks to enhance your brand presence and create an online identity that accurately represents both you and your organization. Learn strategies to engage your community; integrate brand extensions with overall company goals; maintain customer loyalty; increase revenue and proven methods for hooking the next generation of fans, followers, and subscribers; and increasing web traffic to your brand's site. Darabi will help to sift through the hype, to find social platforms that will bring the most ROI to your brand or organization.

  • Social Media: How to Make It Work for Your Business

    In this back-to-basics speech, Darabi teaches businesses how to create a social media strategy, explaining why it's so important and laying out her pillars for success in social media. She offers tips on how to leverage emerging mediums and up-and-coming social networks to best enhance brand presence; maintain customer loyalty; reach a new generation of fans, followers, and subscribers; and increase web traffic to your brand's web page. It's must-have information for any company looking to stay relevant and competitive in today's digital workplace.

  • 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).

  • 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:

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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.

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 including Innovation, Marketing and Communication. The estimated speaking fee range to book Soraya Darabi for virtual events is $20,000 - $30,000. Please contact us for live event fees. 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, Beth Simone Noveck and Chris Hughes. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Soraya Darabi for an upcoming event.

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