Cheryl Contee

Member Since 2021

Cheryl Contee

Chief Executive Officer

The Impact Seat Foundation

San Francisco Bay Area

Cheryl Contee is Chief Executive Officer at The Impact Seat Foundation, which is working to create a world in which women can succeed as business leaders. She is also the award-winning Founder and Chair of Do Big Things, a digital agency that creates new narrative and new tech for a new era focused on causes and campaigns. Cheryl is the Amazon bestselling author of Mechanical Bull: How You Can Achieve Startup Success. Passionate about creating new tech and new narrative for a new era, Cheryl uses her vast experience in startup entrepreneurship and community engagement to lead portfolio companies and funds to success, provide resources for underrepresented founders, and build the new economy. Previously, Cheryl was CEO of Fission Strategy, which brought Silicon Valley startup culture to the world’s leading causes and campaigns. She’s the co-founder of, the first tech startup with a black female founder to be acquired by a NASDAQ company, the National Board Chair for Netroots Nation, a Senior Advisor for Astia and the first portfolio company board member of New Media Ventures.


  • Blogging
  • Social Media
  • Strategic Communications


January 11th, 2023

Six ways to build the best board of directors and boost your business

Embrace the opportunity to grow the surround sound of support for your business as it grows with a rock-star board of directors!

January 6th, 2023

14 steps to elevate business content and improve conversion rates

Here's how to write winning word copy that encourages a call to action.

January 6th, 2023

Beating the backlash: when business competitors stomp on innovation 

Tune out the industry naysayers and lean into solving your target market's pain points.

November 18th, 2022

Here's how business teams can reach goals and condense work hours 

13 techniques to maintain productivity and work-life balance.


The Impact Seat Foundation

Diverse teams develop better ideas. They also deliver better results if they are managed with insight and cultural competence. For business, up until now, diversity efforts have largely been about satisfying compliance. Meanwhile, research has developed a much better understanding of the ROI of diversity. Still, most companies haven’t developed an expertise in leading diversity work for individuals and teams. At The Impact Seat, we focus on developing pathways for money and talent that will drive innovation that is inclusive. We’re about data and action. Pull up a chair.


  • Inclusive Innovation
  • Diversity Strategy
  • Strategy


Social impact & nonprofit