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Cindy Cooper


Co-Founder & Director,
Impact Entrepreneurs

Mailing Address:

PO Box 751 - SBA
Portland, OR 97207-0751


Cindy oversees Impact Entrepreneurs’ marketing and operations, directs the Social Innovation Incubator and teaches MBA and MIM courses in global social innovation and entrepreneurship.

Cindy has been furthering social entrepreneurship since 1999, working across sectors in staff and consulting roles with organizations such as Net Impact, the Three Guineas Fund Social Entrepreneurship Incubator, Verité, Meyer Memorial Trust, Ashoka’s Changemakers, and Nike. In 2004 she co-founded Speak Shop, an award-winning social venture.

She holds a Master of International Management with distinguished honors from Thunderbird School of Global Management and graduated summa cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish. A Brazilian American, Cindy developed cultural curiosity at a young age and has traveled to more than 20 countries.  She is on the Advisory Board of the Women’s Business Center at Mercy Corps Northwest and enjoys living in Portland, Oregon with her husband and daughter.