Featured Press

"His Libraries, 12,000 So Far, Change Lives", The New York Times
-November 6, 2011
"Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship"
, Forbes.com
-June 23, 2011
"Charlie Rose Interviews John Wood", Charlie Rose
-December 9, 2010
"The 25 Best Givers", Barron's
-December 6, 2010
"John Wood on Educating the World", Economist.com
-September 27, 2010
"Memo to Billionaires: We're Ready For You", CNBC.com
-September 27, 2010
"Once a High-Tech Exec, He Now Shares His Passion for Reading in Asia and Africa, The Christian Science Monitor
-September 7, 2010
"How Technology Can Help Spread Literacy", Fortune.com
-July 14, 2010
"Changing Children's Lives, One Book at a Time", CBS Evening News
-July 9, 2010
"Room to Read Sends Books Worldwide", San Francisco Chronicle
- April 1, 2010
"BBC Outlook", BBC World Service
-March 25, 2010
"What Inspired the Founder of Room to Read", Financial Times
-December 23, 2009
"The 25 Best Philanthropists", Barron's
- November 30, 2009
"Andrew Carnegie, version 2.0", Fortune Postcards Blog
- April 9, 2009
"You Say You Want a Revolution?", GOOD Magazine
- January 26, 2009
"Exec Finds Room to Grow in NGO",Tokyo Times
- November 10, 2008
"Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: Q&A With John Wood, Founder and CEO Of Room To Read", HuffingtonPost.com
- August 13, 2008
"Best Rare Books: An International Hiking Trip Turns Into an Act of Good Will", Reader's Digest
- April 7, 2008
"John Wood Chronicles his 'Turning Point' in Newsweek", Newsweek.com
- April 7, 2008
"Ex-techie's Nonprofit Room to Read has Room to Grow", CNET
- October 11, 2007
Bringing About World Change Through Literacy, The Japan Times
- May 26, 2007
Breakfast with the FT: John Wood, The Financial Times
- February 23, 2007
New Wealth, New Priorities, Forbes.com
- October 4, 2006
Video Views - Interview with John Wood, Business Week
- September 13, 2006
His Bottom Line: Educating the World's Kids, The Washington Post
- September 9, 2006
Chance Led Author to Help Kids, USA Today
- August 27, 2006
Read All About It - Questions for John Wood, The New York Times Magazine
- July 23, 2006

For a full press list on Room to Read, please visit the Media & Press page on the Room to Read website.

Awards & Accolades

Selected as a Top Ten Business Narrative of 2006, Amazon.com Editor Picks

Named one of the Best Business Books of 2006, Library Journal

Ranked #10 on the Bestseller List for Bay Area Non-Fiction, San Francisco Chronicle

Ranked #4 on the Bestseller List for Hardcover Titles at Queen Anne Books, Seattle Times

Voted as a Top Ten Nonfiction title of 2006, Hudson Booksellers

Selected as Top 100 Books of 2006, Chapters/Indigo Bookstore

Selected as a Book Sense Pick of the Month, Book Sense Picks


Invite John to speak at one of your events!

Razor-sharp business acumen honed at Microsoft, combined with a passion to change the world makes John Wood a unique, inspiring and popular speaker with universal appeal. His charismatic presentations focus on leadership, entrepreneurship, business, education and literacy, philanthropy and women's empowerment, as well as motivational messages about finding your passion in life, thinking big, and proving that anyone, with focused vision and determination, can make a significant impact on the world.

Click here for John's speaker biography.

To arrange a speaking engagement with John, please contact Iris Alvarado at Room to Read: iris.alvarado@roomtoread.org or +1 (415) 561-3331.