As a strategist, Heller has helped grow businesses from small regional enterprises to multi-billion global market leaders, launched category-redefining divisions and products, and designed strategies for hundreds of successful entrepreneurs.
Heller is the former Board Chair of PopTech, and a Senior Fellow at the Babson Social Innovation Lab. She created the Ideas that Matter program for Sappi in 1999, which has since given over $13 million to designers working for the public good, and partnered with Paul Polak and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum to create the seminal exhibit, “Design for the Other 90%” in 2007.
In all it’s incarnations, Heller’s work asks “how do we get design to do more.” She recently gathered these perspectives into a book “The Intergalactic Design Guide: Harnessing the Creative Potential of Social Design” which offers jargon-free insights into the universal process of social design.
We also had a chance to speak with Cheryl on our podcast Social Design Insights. Have a listen below.