Suzanne Biegel is founder of Catalyst At Large Ltd and has more than 25 years' of experience as an entrepreneur, investor, board member, and hands-on operational manager.
She is the founder and Chief Catalyst of a pilot initiative about investing with a gender lens called Women Effect which is now part of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative at Wharton Business School, and is there now as Senior Gender Lens Investing Adviser. She is the lead angel and founder of the Clearly Social Angels network in the UK for ClearlySo. She is Investment Director for the SPRING accelerator. She is the founder of Women in Social Finance, a closed group of mostly senior level women working in the field of social impact finance in the UK.
Suzanne served until recently on the board of directors of Confluence Philanthropy. She is a Catto Fellow at the Aspen Institute. She is also on the global advisory board of Cornerstone Capital Management.
Suzanne previously served on the Advisory Board of Investors’ Circle in the US (where she was CEO in 2010-2011) and was a long time member of that network. She also previously served on the boards of Liberty Hill Foundation, Rockwood Leadership, and Growth Philanthropy Network. She was also founding co-chair of the Values Based Investing Circle within Women Donors Network and has been a long time member of Social Venture Network.
In the 1990s, Suzanne was the CEO of IEC, an e-learning and communications firm. Since selling IEC, Suzanne has been an active angel investor, philanthropist, and board member, and has played leadership roles in a variety of companies and projects. She also serves on the investment committee of the Patient Capital Collaborative, a collaborative angel investment fund.
Suzanne is based in London, UK.
ON MY RADAR
- Fast Forward by Melanne Verveer and Kim Azzarelli
- The Birth of the Pill by Jonathan Eig
- 10 best feminist quotes of 2015, Ms. Magazine
- Daily Worth
- Gender Lens Investing, by Jackie Vanderbrug and Joseph Quinlan
- The Originals, by Adam Grant
Watching: My favourite films/television of the moment
- Hidden Figures
- Queen of Katwe
- The Little Prince
- Florence and the Machine
- Pink Martini
- Angelique Kidjo