Cheryl Dorsey | keynote speaker

Cheryl Dorsey, Nest Productions, Speaker Bureau, Harvard

Speaking Platform / Topics

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Business of Giving
  • Not-for-Profit Impact
  • Innovation
  • Social Impact Investment
  • Leadership
  • Keynote Speaker, Motivational Speaker, Panelist


Cheryl Dorsey has a flexible fee structure that varies dependent upon corporate, conference and non-profit client. Any bookings must include speaker fee/honorarium, air/ground travel, meals. 

Home airport: Washington DC, New York, Newark

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Cheryl Dorsey is a pioneer in the social entrepreneurship movement, and the President of Echoing Green, a global organization seeding and unleashing next-generation talent to solve the world’s biggest problems.

Prior to leading this social impact organization, Cheryl was a social entrepreneur herself and received an Echoing Green Fellowship in 1992 to help launch The Family Van, a community-based mobile health unit in Boston. She became the first Echoing Green Fellow to head the social venture fund in 2002.

An accomplished leader and entrepreneur, she has served in two  presidential administrations as a White House Fellow and Special  Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Labor (1997‑98); Special Assistant to  the Director of the Women's Bureau of the U.S. Labor Department  (1998‑99); and Vice Chair for the President’s Commission on White House  Fellowships (2009‑16). Cheryl serves on several boards including the  SEED Foundation, The Bridgespan Group, and, previously, the Harvard  Board of Overseers. She has a medical degree from Harvard Medical School  and her Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and  received her Bachelor’s degree in History and Science magna cum laude  with highest honors from Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges.

Cheryl has received numerous awards for her commitment to public  service, including the Pfizer Roerig History of Medicine Award, the  Robert Kennedy Distinguished Public Service Award, the Manuel C.  Carballo Memorial Prize, and Middlebury College Center for Social  Entrepreneurship’s Vision Award. She was also featured as one “America’s  Best Leaders” by US News & World Report and the Center for Public  Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School in 2009, as one of The Nonprofit  Times’ “Power and Influence Top 50” in 2010 and 2011, and was named as  one of “America’s Top 25 Philanthropy Speakers” by the Business of  Giving in 2016.

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