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Cynthia A. Phillips is an economist, writer, producer and social entrepreneur. She serves executive teams at game changing companies and organizations as a strategist as well as an innovation, risk management, sustainability, data science, and marketing expert. She is the founder of The Disruptive Factory, 22nd Century by Design, and The Disruptive Quarterly. Phillips is an award-winning writer and producer of social impact media and film who believes sharing our stories can change the world.

Cynthia A. Phillips, PhD

Writer, Producer, Entrepreneur, Changemaker & Speaker

Photo Credit: Allyson Foerster



How we spend each moment is how we spend our lives.  We are all creators.
The goal I have in my work in creative projects and social enterprises is to ignite and empower the best in myself and others through creativity, storytelling and action.


Life is a mysterious and profound blessing.  I strive not to squander a moment of it.




  • What Would Flo Do?  (Documentary Play) – Premiered December 2020 – Click Here  (Password: wwfd2020)

  • The Study of Position, Formerly Half-Life (Screenplay) – Top 15% Nicholl Fellowship 2021, Semi-finalist Humanitas Drama Awards 2021
    (Additional accolades: Top 20% Nicholl Fellowship 2020 & Finalist LA Screenwriting Awards 2020 - Coverfly)

  • A Sensitive Instrument (Novel in progress)

  • Selected for Squaw Valley Screenwriters Workshop in 2009, led by the late Tom Rickman of AFI

  • Fiction

  • Non-Fiction

  • Screenplays / Plays / Drama



TV, Documentary, Feature Films & Engagement Platforms

  • The Disruptive Quarterly  Founder, Publisher, Editor

  • What Would Flo Do?  (Documentary Play) – Premiered December 2020 - Watch Here

  • A New Resistance  (Documentary) Producer

  • Uncommon Conversations: Thich Nhat Hanh and Brother David Steindl Rast

  • Identity, Thought & Vision: Palestinian, Druse and Jewish Artists Foster Coexistence

  • Partnership to Cut Hunger & Poverty in Africa: 5 African Presidents Launch a Vision

  • Pathways to Gratefulness: Conference Producer with LiveStream @Sounds True

  • A Plastic Ocean (Documentary) An Executive Producer - Watch Here

  • Global Shift Festival & Summit: Bali, Rio de Janeiro, New Orleans, Pittsburgh (Producer)

  • Verti: Earth’s New Champion (Animated Character – Transmedia, Animated TV Series, Feature) Creator and Producer

  • GlobalShift2030 Mobile App Designer & Producer – Passport to Impact & UN SDGs

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