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


November 18th, 2022

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

13 techniques to maintain productivity and work-life balance.

November 16th, 2022

Three tips for finding the right business partner

A great business partner can transform your entrepreneurial journey, but how do you find the right person or people? Here are three ways to accelerate your path to partnership.

December 15th, 2021

Navigating The Dynamics Of A Remote Workplace

Remote and hybrid workplace environments are here to stay.

December 10th, 2021

C-suite psychosis: 10 ways to spot it and 5 ways to avoid it

While it’s hard to become a good leader, it’s even harder to stay a good leader.


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