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


May 22nd, 2023

17 tips to help leaders navigate wavering consumer behavior patterns

Here's how to stay on top of changing trends and keep consumers satisfied with your brand.

May 19th, 2023

20 ways business professionals handle loss in an uncertain marketplace

Now is the time to: reflect and pivot boldly toward your continued career growth and success.

March 20th, 2023

How to break through the barrier of imposter syndrome

Imposter syndrome afflicts many founders, especially those who have historically faced challenges. It’s natural to think to oneself: who am I to pursue this dream?

February 2nd, 2023

14 ways to build your business network and market exposure in 2023

Don't be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and take the next step to increase your personal connections. 


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