Entrepreneur and CEO
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Cheryl Dahl is an entrepreneur and writer who works at the intersection of design and social change. Along with teams of designers, scientists, researchers, and anthropologists, she creates and tests new ways to solve large-scale, systemic problems. She is the co-founder and CEO of Flip Labs, a systems design firm. The company’s first foray into systems work was tackling the global problem of overfishing through its Future of Fish initiative, which Cheryl led for ten years. Future of Fish was one of two national finalists in the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge, which recognizes insightful solutions to ending the world’s most complex problems.
Prior to her work in social change, Cheryl was a journalist who wrote for Fast Company magazine, The New York Times, and other publications. She also co-authored the book, No Horizon is So Far, with Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen, the first two women in history to traverse the Antarctic continent.
She is an adjunct professor at Institute of Design at Illinois Institute of Technology and a professional affiliate at Carnegie Mellon University.