Founder, Future of Fish
A journalist and entrepreneur who has worked at the intersection of business and social transformation for more than a decade, Cheryl conceived and co-led the effort to found Future of Fish. Prior to her work with fisheries, Cheryl was a director at Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, where she distilled knowledge from the organization’s network of 2,500 fellows to provide strategic insight to foundations and corporations. As a consultant, she has served leading organizations in the space of hybrid business/social solutions, including Humanity United, Nike, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at Duke University. Cheryl spent 15 years reporting on social entrepreneurship and business for publications including Fast Company, The New York Times and CIO magazine. Cheryl founded and led Fast Company magazine’s Social Capitalist awards, a competition to identify and recognize top social entrepreneurs. Before her work with nonprofit organizations, she was part of an incubation and startup team for which she helped secure $12 million in venture funding to launch an online environmental magazine.