Andrea Hoffman is an advisor, dealmaker, strategist, speaker, author and the founder and CEO of the 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 early adopters see past long-held perceptions regarding the intersection of innovation, diversity and inclusion, she guides them to insights that unlock new business opportunities using proprietary methodologies.
For the past two decades, Andrea has aided clients to design a long-term plans that take 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 and innovators by activating her talent database, which is the largest in the U.S., with more than 4,000 accomplished Black subject matter experts.
Andrea 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, the Weekend attracts, unites and enables deals among more than 300 Black visionaries, technologists and social impact leaders and those who care about growth and innovation through diversity and inclusion.
Andrea is the co-author of Black is the New Green and 50 BILLION Dollar Boss (nominated for a 2015 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work) and is on the D&I advisory board of Singularity University and a Senior Fellow of Social Innovation at Babson College.
Culture Shifting Weekend—a November 1-3 invitation-only summit, presented by Culture Shift Labs (CSL)—will offer a rare opportunity for leading companies and investors to meet, vet, and fund the fast-growing ecosystem... Read more »
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the historic billion-dollar leveraged buyout of Beatrice Foods, put together by African-American business pioneer Reginald Lewis. As recently profiled in the PBS Documentary “... Read more »