Andrea Hoffman

Founder & CEO, Culture Shift Labs

Andrea Hoffman is an entrepreneur, speaker, author and the founder and CEO of boutique management consulting firm Culture Shift Labs (CSL). CSL advises companies, cities and philanthropists on growth and innovation through diversity and inclusion (D&I). Andrea consults with C-suite executives across a wide range of industries on finding new growth opportunities. By helping clients see past long-held perceptions regarding the intersection of innovation, inclusion and diversity, she guides them to insights that unlock new business opportunities. As a top-tier confidential advisor, strategist and dealmaker for the past two decades, she has leveraged proprietary methodologies to solve diversity issues and expand revenue for clients such as BMW, Carnegie Hall, Credit Suisse, GE Ventures, Kapor Center for Social Impact, Ford Motor Company, Verizon, Scholastic, Sony Electronics, and Time-Life, among others. Andrea aids clients to design a long-term plan that takes growth to the next level, and activates that plan by increasing diversity in: M&A, corporate venture, corporate social responsibility, and hiring highly qualified c-suite and board candidates. She connects clients to off-the-radar influencers, innovators and subject matter experts by activating her talent database, which is the largest in the U.S., with more than 4,000 accomplished African and African-Americans. She hosts and curates bespoke convenings that amplify her knowledge and network, such as Culture Shifting: A Weekend of Technology, Innovation and Social Impact. The only bi-coastal, bi-annual event of its kind, Culture Shifting Weekend unites more than 150 visionaries, technologists and social impact leaders of color and those who care about growth and innovation through inclusion. The weekend facilitates collaborations and deals while also celebrating successful leaders of color. Andrea is on the D & I advisory board of Singularity University, a Silicon Valley think tank focusing on scientific progress and "exponential" technologies by offering educational programs and business incubation. She also leverages her knowledge and network as a Senior Fellow of Social Innovation at Babson College, a perennially top-ranked entrepreneurship business program. Co-author of Black is the New Green and 50 BILLION Dollar Boss: African American Women Sharing Stories of Success in Entrepreneurship and Leadership, Hoffman’s latter work was nominated for a 2015 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work.