Data Journalist. Entrepreneur. Inclusive Ecosystem and Smart Cities Strategist.



A reputable social innovator, Sherrell has developed a series of entrepreneurship initiatives that transform industries and communities.

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Sherrell’s written work has been featured in notable publications like Fast Company, The Charlotte Observer, VICE’s Mother Board, The Root, City Lab, and more.

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From lightening talks to keynotes to panel moderation, Sherrell has taken her message to the stages of Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, universities, and global technology conferences.

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Meet Sherrell.

Sherrell combines passion, authenticity, rigorous analysis, and a bias toward action to redefine how cities think about inclusive ecosystem building and innovation.


“People are starting to invest in communities outside of Silicon Valley, and as they do, there is broader room for diversity of perspective and solutions.”

— Sherrell Dorsey at the Brookings Institution, May 2018