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Hello, I’m Jocelyn Wyatt

Chief Executive Officer, IDEO.org

As Chief Executive Officer of IDEO.org, I spend my time sorting out the vision, strategy, funding, and growth plans. I head up partner development with foundations, nonprofits and social enterprises, and build networks by speaking widely on how design is changing the social sector.

What you won't learn from my bio:
I love playing nerdy board games, and hosting great parties. I recently moved from San Francisco to New York and am enjoying being an East Coaster again.

Joined IDEO:
2007

Full Bio

Jocelyn is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IDEO.org, the nonprofit design organization that she cofounded in 2011 after leading IDEO’s social innovation practice. As CEO, Jocelyn spends her time sorting out the vision, strategy, funding, and growth plans for IDEO.org. She heads up partner development with foundations, nonprofits, and social enterprises; builds networks by speaking widely on how design is changing the social sector; and has racked up more miles on the Star Alliance than she cares to admit.

Prior to joining IDEO in 2007, Jocelyn worked in Kenya as an Acumen Fund fellow. Before that, she served as VisionSpring’s interim country director in India, where she helped increase the distribution of low-cost reading glasses to the poor. Before that she did training, project management, and business development for Chemonics International, a contractor for USAID. And before that, she was in college: BA in anthropology from Grinnell College and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

For extra-curricular fun, Jocelyn is a program advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative, an advisory board member to Marketplace, a board member for Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative, and an Aspen Institute First Movers Fellow.