Unreasonable Mentors

Cynthia Hansen

Innovation Driver

Cynthia is an Unreasonable Mentor. Cynthia has participated in 2 programs, including Unreasonable Impact UK & Europe 2023, and has advised over 27 Unreasonable companies.
Following a career in the private and non-profit sectors, Cynthia Hansen joined the Adecco Group in 2017 to spearhead social innovation, establishing the Adecco Group Foundation (rebranded as the Innovation Foundation in December 2021). Cynthia’s areas of expertise include strategy, change management, social impact and partnership. Prior to joining the Adecco Group, she spent nine years at the World Economic Forum, in leadership roles across Strategic Partnerships, Professional Services, Financial Services, Civil Society, and Content Strategy. Previous roles include Director of Management Consultancy at consulting firm Action Planning, Director of the US State Department’s International Visitor program for Washington State/World Affairs Council, and Head of Admissions for Amity Institute. Cynthia has served on a number of non-profit boards and advisory bodies. She holds an MSc in Management of NGOs from the LSE and a double BA (Hons) in Asian Studies and English from the University of Puget Sound. Cynthia was a Global Leadership Fellow of the World Economic Forum.