Carla Franklin, founder of Carlin Solutions, LLC, is a social media and business strategy expert. She has held positions at Deloitte Consulting, IBM, and Bain Consulting. As managing director of Carlin Solutions, Ms. Franklin provides management consulting services in the areas of operational improvement, change management, business analytics and due diligence, project management for leading corporations, nonprofit organizations and public sector clients worldwide. Ms. Franklin is also a digital media expert who blogs and speaks frequently on cultural trends in social media, women in technology, online safety, and anti-cyberbullying/cyberstalking advocacy. She has been a featured guest on National Public Radio, the CBS Morning show, and other major media outlets. Ms. Franklin currently sits on several nonprofit boards and actively blogs on the topics of technology, social media safety, and digital pop culture. Most recently, she was selected to speak at the 2014 SXSW Interactive conference on Technology and Women’s Empowerment. In 2011, Ms. Franklin was one of 50 women featured in MORE Magazine for her fight against cybercrimes in New York State. In 2012, she was featured as one of Newsweek/The Daily Beast’s Women in the World. Ms. Franklin earned a bachelor of arts from Duke University and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.