Meet the Conscious Innovation
From white space to clarity, trust, and focus
Lead User Research and Service Design
Katie has developed innovative social impact services, research and design approaches for over 15 years. Her early work facilitating co-design labs with those with lived experience of mental health distress was a springboard to the intersection of digital and social impact in what is now, multiple and interconnecting areas.
Curious and strategic, Katie enjoys white space and solving complex and systemic puzzles. She has a pragmatic approach to project management, successfully balancing scope with time and budget.
Katie is currently sharpening her focus into Data analysis and AI for systemic impact and social good.
Karen Leigh Anderson
Lead Governance and Sustainability
Karen has 30+ years of business experience as a leadership coach (Gallup CliftonStrengths®), a governance and sustainability adviser to mission-driven businesses, and a Non-Exec director and chair of the board of various Social Entrepreneurship networks and firms. Previously based in Johannesburg, Cape Town, London and Edinburgh she has delivered results for IBM, Grant Thornton, InvestecBank, Oracle Corporation; worked with and for technology start-ups before focusing on supporting social entrepreneurs across all areas of their businesses.
Karen’s Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow report is “Delivering 100 years of Impact.”