Iris Cole is an entrepreneur and Founding Partner of She Raises the Bar, a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability consulting firm. Her most recent venture Do Good Artist is pioneering social change through multi-sector collaborations between the arts and other industries. Do Good Artist recently launched Unseen, a virtual reality experience that raises awareness about human trafficking, at RiverRun Film Festival.
Iris’ background includes 20+ years of experience working as an executive and sustainability consultant in both the public and private sectors. She continues to work with investors, businesses, government agencies and NGO’s in order to help them leverage and execute more impactful social/ environmental investment strategies, inclusive business models, community engagement, as well as identify strategic growth opportunities through the lens of their stakeholders.
Iris serves on the Board of the Hispanic League and is the Board Co-chair of the Women’s Network of Winston Salem. She is currently a Kenan Institute for the Arts fellow at the UNC School of the Arts. She holds degrees in music performance, conducting, project management and creative entrepreneurship. Her background and passion for the arts has made her a strong advocate for the arts and how the arts can impact our world.