Newsletter

Stay up to date with the latest from MAKERS delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for new stories from trailblazing women, a big dose of inspiration, and exclusive MAKERS content.

Newsletter Confirmation

Thank you for joining! Please check your inbox for our special welcome letter
with exclusive updates from MAKERS.

MAKERS Moment

My Philosophy

My Philosophy

More From Tiffany

In this video

Tagged as

Shlain reveals a quote that inspires her.

Tiffany's Biography

Hometown: San Francisco    
Early Adapter: She was given a Mac when they first came out in 1984.    
Woman She Admires: filmmaker Maya Deren   
Most Meaningful Piece of Advice: "Do what you love."

Emmy-nominated filmmaker and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain is one of Newsweek's "women shaping the 21st century," and is on NPR's list of Best Commencement Speeches, Ever. Four of Tiffany's films have premiered at Sundance, including her feature documentary, "Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology." Her AOL original series "The Future Starts Here," explores humanity and technology through topics ranging from creativity to neuroscience, has received over 40 million views and was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category New Approaches: Arts, Lifestyle, Culture. The US State Department selected three of Shlain’s films ("Connected," "Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks," and "The Science of Character") to represent America at Embassy screenings around the world for their American FIlm Showcase. Tiffany is a Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute and runs both a film studio (The Moxie Institute Film Studio) and a nonprofit (Let It Ripple: Mobile FIlms for Global Change) in San Francisco. The nonprofit host a global free event called "Character Day" which provides schools and organizations free films and resources on character education. Over 6700 schools were involved this year on Character Day Sept 18, 2015. Tiffany just premiered two new films this Character Day: "The Adaptable Mind" & "The Making of a Mensch." Next Character Day will happen September, 2016. Tiffany is the author of the TEDBook “Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks” and writes a quarterly newsletter "Breakfast @ Tiffany's." Although a pioneer in technology, she and her family for the past five years unplug each week for what they call their Technology Shabbats.

Related Videos

Mira Sorvino
Mira Sorvino
Activist & Actor

Mira Sorvino is an award winning actor, mother and an advocate against human trafficking. She was the official ambassador for Amnesty International’s Stop Violence Against Wo...

Yang Lan
Yang Lan
Co-Founder & Chairperson, Sun Media Group

Yang Lan learned from her resilient grandmother the strength of women and has been using media to show that strength ever since. She made a name for herself as a TV talk show host ...

Laura Cha Shin May-Lung
Laura Cha Shin May-Lung
Former Vice-Chairwoman, China Securities Regulatory Commission

Laura Cha Shin May-Lung grew up in an ordinary, middle-class family in Hong Kong and is the first non-mainlander to serve the Chinese government at the level she did. Throughout he...

Sarah Weddington
Sarah Weddington
Attorney, Roe v. Wade

Sarah Weddington stepped into the national spotlight when she successfully argued the landmark Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade, at the tender age of 26. The daughter of a Methodist...