Cynthia A. Phillips, PhD


Economist, Statistician, Writer, Producer, and Social Entrepreneur

Dr. Cynthia A. Phillips is an economist, statistician, writer, producer, and social entrepreneur. She serves executive teams at game changing companies and organizations as a strategist as well as an innovation, risk management, sustainability, data science, and marketing expert. Former senior executive in risk management and marketing at American Express. She is the founder of 22nd Century by Design, The Disruptive Quarterly, and The Disruptive Factory. Phillips is a Venture Partner at Renew Venture Capital an impact fund that focuses on diversity, sustainability, and supporting underrepresented founders and game changers. A 2020 Finalist Global Women in Tech, Phillips is a champion of the 17 UN SDGs and supports nonprofit organizations, creators as well as companies of any scale to integrate the SDGs into their business planning, Business Intelligence, ESG and CSR. She served as an Executive Producer of A Plastic Ocean and Producer of A New Resistance as well as consulting producer. Her writing has been recognized by The Academy’s Nicholl Fellowship, Humanitas, and LA International Screenwriting Awards. Her first novel, A Sensitive Instrument, was awarded a 2022 Arizona Artist Grant. She believes sharing our stories – well told -and advancing businesses focused on real impact and innovation- can change the world.