Deirdre M. Coyle, Jr.


Deirdre Coyle Jr.

Deirdre M. Coyle, Jr.


Deirdre M. Coyle, Jr. co-founded AllWorld Network in 2007 to find and advance ALL the growth entrepreneurs of the emerging world by 2015.

For ten years Deirdre was the SVP and Director of Marketing and Communications for the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), a national non-profit founded by Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter to expand the job and business base of distressed urban areas. Professor Porter is AllWorld’s Chairman of the Advisory Board.

She was responsible for creating the ICIC brand and promoting its leadership position in establishing a new approach to inner city economic development. In developing ICIC’s national and international media network, she worked closely with editors and publishers from around the world and was ICIC’s primary spokesperson.  In addition, Deirdre managed and developed ICIC’s flagship program, the Inner City 100, a joint project of ICIC and Inc. magazine to identify 100 fast-growing companies located in America’s core urban areas. 

She recently co-wrote an article based on AllWorld's work with fast growth entrepreneurs in emerging markets for the September 2010 issue of the Harvard Business Review  entitled, "The High-Intensity Entrepreneur". 

Deirdre also advises Professor Porter on media relations and communications strategy.

Prior to joining ICIC, Deirdre was a Director at Weber Shandwick, served as press secretary to the Treasurer of Massachusetts Joseph Malone and worked with the Bush/Quayle White House.  She is a graduate of Dartmouth College. She also completed the Crisis Communication degree from The Sloan School of Management, MIT and the Strategic Marketing  Management Executive Education course at Harvard Business School.