Cheryl Contee

Do Big Things


Cheryl Contee is the CEO of Do Big Things and the CEO and co-founder of Fission Strategy, which helps the world’s leading non-profits, foundations, and social enterprises design digital ecosystems that create change globally. She is the co-founder of groundbreaking social marketing software at Blackbaud, the first tech startup with a black female founder on board in history to be acquired by a NASDAQ-traded company. Cheryl is also proud to be a co-founder of #YesWeCode, which represents the movement to help low opportunity youth achieve high quality tech careers. Amongst many accolades, Cheryl has been named one of the “Most Influential Women in Tech” (Fast Company), a “Top Female Tech Founder To Follow on Twitter” (HuffPo, Black Enterprise), and she was inducted into the first The Root 100 list of established and emerging African-American leaders. She currently resides in Sausalito with her toddler son, Colm.