Eileen Guo

Social Entrepreneur | Storyteller | Athlete


Eileen is an internationally recognized expert on social media, technology, and entrepreneurship, regularly advising and speaking before governments, international organizations, and businesses on their impact on foreign policy and international security. She is particularly interested in the interplay between local cultural practices, the adoption of new technologies, and innovation ecosystems in frontier, low-tech, and conflict/post-conflict environments.

She is the CEO of Impassion Media and Managing Partner of Impassion Afghanistan, which design solutions that mobilize communities and helps global partners engage with the world online and off. Eileen has played a key role in fostering an ecosystem of Internet users in Afghanistan through innovative initiatives such as the Afghan Social Media Summit and Paiwandgah, the largest citizen journalism platform in the country.

Eileen serves as an appointed member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social Media, and was named one of “99 Top Foreign Policy Professionals Under 33” by Diplomatic Courier magazine. Eileen writes about technology, culture, and post-conflict for a variety of publications including VentureBeat and the New York Times. Her work has been featured in Foreign Policy, Washington Post, Columbia Journalism Review, The Guardian, Fast Company, Fox News, and Vice, among others.


Eileen demonstrated a strong understanding of branding, messaging, and engagement strategy that will be invaluable to future clients. Eileen Guo is exactly the sort of creative professional that you want... I highly endorse her for all of her future work.

GEN Stanley McChrystal, Former Commander of the International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) and Commander of U.S. Forces, Afghanistan

When you meet Eileen, you will quickly notice a certain steely-eyed determination about her. She has bright ideas, and the rare ability to turn them into reality. If you are looking to work or do business cross-culturally, you need her on your team. Eileen has a rare combination of intellect, maturity, and the ability to pick up skills and information at a very fast pace. I can't stress enough that I've never met another person who could even come close to pulling off the work that she has.  

Toby Bonthrone, Afghanistan and Counterinsurgency Advisor

Eileen Guo speaks, acts, and thinks with clarity, purpose, and intent in whatever she sets her sights and vision towards creating. Her instinctive strategic and entrepreneurial mindset is enhanced by her deep understanding of social media and exemplary networking abilities, essential to success in the modern world. When I need fresh, intelligent, global perspectives, I seek and trust Eileen's counsel, research, and advice.

David Danelo, Director of Field Research at the Foreign Policy Research Institute


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