Former Director of Social Impact, McKinsey & Company
Denielle is a social impact strategist, creative problem-‐solver and coalition-‐builder with equal experience in the boardroom and the field. She works with brands, philanthropies and activists, helping guide ideas from conception through to execution and impact. She has built organizations, boards and coalitions from the ground up, driven research and thought leadership strategies that ignite movements, and led special projects for major businesses looking to better steer their impacts in society. Denielle is a savvy communications expert, public speaker and storyteller at the core, with a deep personal interest in the use of art and creativity as tools for social impact and culture change.
Most recently, Denielle spent seven years serving as the Director of Social Impact at McKinsey & Company, where she architected and led the firm’s first-‐ever corporate citizenship strategy. She built and launched their first global non-‐profit, co-‐chaired their research committee on social sector topics, and represented the firm on key citizenship topics around the globe. Earlier in her career, Denielle served as a press lead at The White House, producing hundreds of events for the President, Vice President and other senior officials, and as a government relations, CSR and communications expert at several premier agencies, both in the U.S. and abroad.
In 2013, Denielle founded Tembo Group, to support social impact filmmakers. She serves on several boards and advisory councils, including for The Resolution Project, Opportunity Collaboration and the Millennial Trains Project, and is a prolific writer on multiple topics, including social entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability.
Denielle holds an M.A. in International Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies and a BA in International Politics from New York University.