Senior Director, CultureOS Deployment, WeWork
Deborah Alden is a design strategist, venture advisor, and educator with a penchant for blurring the line between for-profit and purpose-driven organizations. With over 20 years of experience incubating offerings, shaping organizations and culture, and building bridges, her experience has ranged from innovation and brand consulting for Fortune 100 companies to establishing new models for business and education. She’s had the privilege of advising hundreds of inspiring entrepreneurs and leading the design and development of four purposeful organizations. As Senior Director of cultureOS at WeWork, she leads strategy and design for offerings that serve clients engaging in cultural and organizational transformation.
She loves celebrating the stories of impact of the communities of which she is a part and is regularly invited to do so globally, as a speaker and most recently as a member of the D&AD Impact Council. A frequent guest critic and facilitator, she has taught human-centered design and research at SVA, IIT Institute of Design, CEDIM in México, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, where she was the Inaugural Chair for the BFA in Visual Communication.