Jocelyn Wyatt
Jocelyn wyatt
Co-Lead & Executive Director, IDEO

Jocelyn Wyatt is the Co-Lead & Executive Director of, the nonprofit design organization that she cofounded in 2011 after leading IDEO’s social innovation practice. As Executive Director, Jocelyn spends her time sorting out the vision, strategy, funding, and growth plans for She heads up partner development with foundations, nonprofits, and social enterprises; builds networks by speaking widely on how design is changing the social sector; and has racked up more miles on the Star Alliance than she cares to admit. 

Prior to joining IDEO in 2007, Jocelyn worked in Kenya as an Acumen Fund fellow. Before that, she served as VisionSpring’s interim country director in India, where she helped increase the distribution of low-cost reading glasses to the poor. Prior to that, she did training, project management, and business development for Chemonics International, a contractor for USAID.

A Few Highlights:Earned a BA in anthropology from Grinnell College and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Serves as a program advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative. Board member for Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative and an Aspen Institute First Movers Fellow.Let’s Do the Numbers! 44 – Countries visited. 5 – Nieces and nephews. 725 – Business cards distributed last year!

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