Shirley Lara

Coo
Chaturbate

Shirley Lara is Chief Operating Officer of the wildly popular live-cam, adult chat site, Chaturbate.com. She comes from a family heavily involved in computers and programming, which helped her launch her career in website development—she built her first website at age 15.

Chaturbate launched in 2011, the site’s state-of-the-art technology catapulting Chaturbate.com to the top of the online live-chat industry. Shirley was named COO soon after the site’s debut, due to her managerial affinity for encouraging and empowering performers. She is responsible for creating Chaturbate’s community feel, which is inherent–and crucial–to a site such as Chaturbate.

Shirley is very active in supporting charitable groups and organizations; Chaturbate sponsored the Amber Rose Slut Walk and introduced the #CammersCare annual charity drive, which aided Doctors without Borders, Secours Populaire, Operation Homefront, the National Military Family Association and the Rainbow World Fund.

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