A conscious collaborator dedicated to purpose-driven work, Nayelli Gonzalez keeps the pulse on global trends to share insights and create meaningful work that inspires social and environmental action

Nayelli is the Founder and CEO of Creators Circle, a non-profit currently in incubation. In previous roles, Nayelli has led global teams and advised startups, nonprofits, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies on innovation strategies that ignite collaboration, build capacity, and drive stakeholder engagement and activation. Combining a background in journalism, education, and sustainable management, Nayelli has also developed impact-focused curricula, designed workshops, and facilitated sessions for everyone from high school and graduate-level students to corporate teams. 

As a way to create impact on a local level, Nayelli has actively volunteered with a variety of mission-driven organizations in the San Francisco-Bay Area over the past decade. A trained journalist with an MBA, she also writes about sustainable business and social impact trends for a variety of publications.

Nayelli holds a certificate in big data analytics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA in Sustainable Management from the Presidio Graduate School. She received undergraduate degrees in history and journalism from Boston University, as well as graduate degrees in history and education from the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University, respectively. She’s a systems thinker who loves to learn, share knowledge, and help others connect the dots.