Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Cheryl Dahle is an entrepreneur and journalist who works at the intersection of business and social change. Her current focus is researching, developing and launching ways to solve large-scale, systemic problems.
Dahle is founder of Flip Labs and its sister organization, Future of Fish, a non-profit innovation hub that supports the collective impact of entrepreneurs whose ideas help end overfishing. Future of Fish was a national finalist in the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge, which recognizes insightful systemic approaches to ending the world’s most complex problems.
Prior to her work with fisheries, she was a director at Ashoka, where she distilled knowledge from the organization’s network of 2,500 fellows to provide strategic insight to foundations and corporations. Before her work with non-profits, she was part of an incubation and start-up team to launch an online environmental magazine, for which she helped secure $12 million in venture funding.
Dahle spent more than a decade writing about social entrepreneurship and business for publications including Fast Company, The New York Times and CIO. Dahle also founded and led Fast Company magazine’s Social Capitalist project, an award for top social entrepreneurs.
As a consultant, Dahle has helped leading organizations to craft business solutions to complex social and environmental problems. Her clients have included Humanity United, Nike, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at Duke University.
For her work with Future of Fish, Dahle was named a national “Eco-Innovator” by USA Today in 2013. She has also been a Change Agent in Residence with Bainbridge Graduate Institute and is the board chair of Criterion Institute.