Jocelyn Wyatt

CEO, Alight

About Jocelyn Wyatt

Jocelyn Wyatt is a social innovation thought leader and an entrepreneurial executive with more than 20 years of experience. She is skilled at building teams and organizations working in complex, global environments, with a focus on impact, growth, and innovation. She has been a CEO for the past ten years and has served on the boards of organizations such as and Marketplace. Jocelyn currently serves as the CEO of the global humanitarian organization, Alight, whose purpose is to inspire and unleash the abundance in every person.

In her role as CEO, Jocelyn leads Alight’s 3,000 person team across 19 countries. She spends her time developing the vision and strategy and overseeing the implementation of Alight’s programs to serve displaced communities around the world. She works closely with Alight’s Board of Directors, partners, affiliates, and donors and oversees a $65 million annual operating budget.

Prior to Alight, Jocelyn was the co-founder and CEO of, a nonprofit design studio with a mission to design a more just and inclusive world. Jocelyn grew to become a 75-person, global organization with studios in Nairobi, New York, and San Francisco.

A keen community builder, she co-founded Design Vanguard, a community of design leaders driving diversity in design, and founded the Social Enterprise Jobs Group, which has a membership of 13,000 people around the world. In 2012, she was named a Top 100 Global Thinker by Foreign Policy Magazine. Jocelyn also served as an Aspen First Movers fellow for social intrapreneurs.

Jocelyn speaks widely about social innovation and has been invited to address forums including the Aspen Ideas Festival, Skoll World Forum, and Women in the World. She has been published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review and profiled in FastCo, DevEx, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, and Fortune. Prior to building, Jocelyn led IDEO’s social impact practice where she managed the dissemination of the HCD Toolkit and built relationships with foundations, INGOs, and social enterprises.

Prior to joining IDEO in 2007, Jocelyn worked in Kenya as an Acumen Global Fellow. She also served as VisionSpring’s interim country director in India, where she helped increase the distribution of low-cost reading glasses to rural communities. And before that, she worked at Chemonics International, a contractor for USAID. Jocelyn earned a BA in Anthropology from Grinnell College and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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