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Claudia Romo Edelman

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Claudia Romo Edelman
Claudia González Romo

Mexico City, Mexico
EducationUniversidad Intercontinental
London School of Economics
(m. 2017)
RelativesCecilia Romo (mother)

Claudia Romo Edelman is a Mexican-Swiss speaker and media contributor, and an activist for equity, diversity and inclusion.

Personal life


Claudia was born in Mexico City[2] and is the daughter of Mexican actress Cecilia Romo and Raul Domingo Gonzalez Soto.[3] Romo lives in New York City and is married to Richard Edelman.[4]



Claudia Romo Edelman holds degrees on Communications and Philosophy from Universidad Intercontinental as well as a Masters on Political Communications from the London School of Economics.[5]

Romo Edelman has more than 25 years of experience leading marketing and advocacy for global organizations including UNICEF, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations and the World Economic Forum. She has launched campaigns and initiatives including the SDG Lions, Product (RED), and the Sustainable Development Goals. She is the co-host of "Global GoalsCast", a podcast distributed by CBS News Digital.[citation needed]

Previously [6][7] she was seconded by UNICEF to the Executive Office of the Secretary General of the United Nations, to lead communications and advocacy for the Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change under Dr. David Nabarro, Special Adviser for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Change.[8] Romo Edelman was also a marketing professor of the University of Geneva for the MBA with specialization in International Organizations, IOMBA and has a number of MOOCs marketing courses in Coursera.[5]

From 1999 to 2007, she was the head of PR, media and special projects for the World Economic Forum.[9] Claudia was also Head of Marketing for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria where she also worked on High Net Worth Individuals and led Public Relations and Special Projects for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.[10] Romo Edelman was appointed chairman of the CMO Summit of Hispanicize 2017.[11][12] She is a member the Jury of the D&AD Impact Awards on civic engagement 2017 and was a member of the Jury in 2016.[13] She is an official adviser and member of the Jury for the Cannes Lion SDG Awards.

As part of the Hispanic Star initiative, a platform within the We Are All Human Foundation, to highlight the accomplishments and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx individuals. This initiative seeks to challenge stereotypes and promote a sense of pride and unity within the Hispanic community.[14][15]

In collaboration with Macmillan Publishers, Romo Edelman launched the Hispanic Star series, a collection of biographies for young readers. The series aims to introduce children to influential Hispanic and Latinx personalities of the past and present, highlighting their achievements across various fields such as sports, science, arts, culture, and academia. Through these books, Romo Edelman endeavors to inspire future generations and foster a sense of cultural pride and identity.[16][17][2]

Alongside Cynthia Kleinbaum Melner, Claudia Romo Edelman launched the podcast 'A La Latina - The Playbook To Succeed Being Your Authentic Self.' This platform aims to address the underrepresentation of Latinas in senior executive roles. The podcast spotlights accomplished Latinas in the corporate realm.[18]


  • Hispanic Star: Roberto Clemente. Macmillan. Roaring Brook Press. ISBN 978-1-250-82810-1
  • Hispanic Star: Celia Cruz. Macmillan. Roaring Brook Press. ISBN 978-1-250-82813-2
  • Hispanic Star: Sylvia Rivera. Macmillan. Roaring Brook Press. ISBN 978-1-250-82814-9
  • Hispanic Star: Selena Gomez. Macmillan. Roaring Brook Press. ISBN 978-1-250-82831-6
  • Hispanic Star: Sonia Sotomayor. Macmillan. Roaring Brook Press. ISBN 978-1-250-82823-1
  • Hispanic Star: Ellen Ochoa. Macmillan. Roaring Brook Press. ISBN 978-1-250-82828-6
  • Hispanic Stars Rising: The New Face of Power. Fig Factor Media Publishing. ISBN 1-952779-10-3
  • Hispanic Stars Rising Volume II: The New Face of Power. Fig Factor Media Publishing. ISBN 1-952779-20-0
  • Hispanic Stars Rising Volume III: The New Face of Power. Fig Factor Media Publishing. ISBN 1-957058-96-X
  • Hispanic Stars Rising Volume IV: The New Face of Power. Fig Factor Media Publishing. ISBN 1-959989-73-1
  • Mission Matters: Top Tips To Success, By Adam Torres and Claudia Romo Edelman) - Featuring 18 top female professionals who share their lessons on business and leadership.


  1. ^ "Claudia González Romo, Richard Edelman". The New York Times. 17 September 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2019 – via NYTimes.com.
  2. ^ a b Mackey, Maureen (2022-09-14). "For Hispanic Heritage Month, a spotlight on Roberto Clemente, sports hero and humanitarian". Fox News. Retrieved 2023-12-04.
  3. ^ Averbuch, Maya (2020-09-08). "Cecilia Romo, Mexican Actress With a Broad Range, Dies at 74". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2023-12-04.
  4. ^ "Claudia González Romo, Richard Edelman". The New York Times. 2017-09-17. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2023-12-04.
  5. ^ a b "Claudia Gonzalez. Visiting Professor". Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  6. ^ "UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2016". Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  7. ^ UNWebTV (2016). Special Commitment to the SDG's. Archived from the original on 2016-12-20. Retrieved 2016-12-08.
  8. ^ "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform". sustainabledevelopment.un.org.
  9. ^ Interview with Claudia Gonzalez (The Global Fund) | DLD14. DLDconference. 27 January 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2021 – via YouTube.
  10. ^ "The summer of Claudia Gonzalez Head of Marketing and External Relations at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria | Genève Internationale". www.geneve-int.ch. Retrieved 2017-06-02.
  11. ^ "UNICEF's Claudia Gonzalez Romo Appointed Chairman of Hispanicize CMO Summit; Organizers Select The Epic Hotel". February 10, 2017.
  12. ^ "Claudia González Romo, de Unicef, presidirá Hispanicize 2017 - Marketers by Adlatina". www.marketersbyadlatina.com.
  13. ^ "D&AD Future Impact 2020". D&AD.
  14. ^ "The Hispanic Star". Retrieved 2023-12-04.
  15. ^ "Can a new star logo unite the diverse Hispanic community?". Chicago Tribune. 2020-04-16. Retrieved 2023-12-04.
  16. ^ PW Staff (2022-06-08). "Celebrating the Human Family: Close-Up on the Hispanic Star Series". Publisher's Weekly. Retrieved 2023-12-04.
  17. ^ Franco, Marina E. (2022-08-23). "MacMillan to publish Latino kids' series next month". Axios. Retrieved 2023-12-04.
  18. ^ "Podcast: A LA LATINA – Advertising Week". Retrieved 2023-12-04.