Tamsin Smith is an impact innovator and brand strategist. As president of Slipstream Strategy, she works with organizations and individuals to architect and execute good ideas that matter to the world. Often working in-house or as a consultant, she’s enabled philanthropic leaders, cultural influencers, and socially responsible companies to push the bounds of what is possible.
For the three years prior to forming Slipstream Strategy in 2009, Tamsin served as president of (RED). She was recruited in early 2006, by founders Bono and Bobby Shriver to launch the program internationally and build an organization to support and sustain its rapid growth. To date, (RED) has generated nearly $850 million for HIV and AIDS programs in Africa. Since then, she’s helped bring various successful for-benefit companies to life and worked across sectors to advance the UN’s Global Goals, including: the empowerment of women and girls; ending domestic and sexual violence; the reshaping of early learning with safe online practices; advancing a circular economy for retail; and restoring healthy ecosystems with ultrabiodiverse urban pocket forests.
Tamsin graduated summa cum laude from Kenyon College, with highest honors in literature. She holds a Masters in Law & Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and is a member of the 2009 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute. Tamsin is a published poet and novelist, as well as a painter. She lives in San Francisco, CA.