Cindy Reese Mitchell

Social Impact Strategist, University of Canberra

Cindy has worked as a venture capital investment manager and in senior management roles at large corporate organisations in Australia and the United States. She has also worked as a Policy Advisor and Senior Analyst in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and Assistant Director in the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

An experienced facilitator, trainer, and networker, Cindy excels in connecting people and ideas to solve complex problems. In her current role, she is responsible for the development of a social enterprise support program for new social enterprises and aspiring social entrepreneurs in Canberra and the surrounding region.

Cindy was the Founder and CEO of No Sweat Fashions, a not for profit social enterprise designed to create training, employment and work experience opportunities for migrant and refugees settling in Canberra. She is a passionate advocate for civil society and the social enterprise and social impact investment movements globally.

When Cindy is not crusading on behalf of social enterprise and teaching for-purpose professionals the ‘darks arts’ of capitalism, she is probably writing. She has authored two novels in the Southern Gothic genre and an obscure paper on Skeletochronology in Australian Tiger Snakes. At least once a week, she can be found singing first soprano parts with the Llewellyn Choir.