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. Her consulting, speaking, facilitation, writing and field scanning is in gender lens investing, globally and spans work with a variety of institutional actors.
She also serves as Senior Gender Lens Investing Adviser at Wharton Social Impact Initiative at the Wharton Business School. She was the founder and Chief Catalyst of a pilot initiative in investing with a gender lens called Women Effect, parts of which are now part of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative. She is Investment Director for the SPRING Accelerator. She is the founder of Women in Social Finance, a closed group of senior level women in the field of impact and responsible finance in the UK. She is the founder of the Clearly Social Angels network in the UK for ClearlySo.
She is a Catto Fellow at the Aspen Institute. Suzanne served as a founding member of the board of directors of Confluence Philanthropy where she is still an active member. She is also on the global advisory board of Cornerstone Capital Management, SheEO, and numerous other advisory positions in investment and philanthropy. She also serves on several of the investment committees of the Patient Capital Collaborative, a series of collaborative angel investment funds.
She leads the Women and Impact group within the Toniic network. She was founding co-chair of the Values Based Investing Circle within Women Donors Network. 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 a long time member of Social Venture Network.
She began her career at IBM in the early 1980's, and subsequently played pioneering roles in two IBM-funded startups. 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.
Catalyst at Large works with a phenomenal set of extended team of partners, globally.
Suzanne, and Catalyst at Large, is based in London, UK.
ON MY RADAR
- Gender Lens Investing, by Jackie VanderBrug and Joseph Quinlan
- Impact Alpha
- The Birth of the Pill by Jonathan Eig
- How Women Entrepreneurs Can Think Bigger, Build Sustainable Businesses, and Change the World
- Daily Worth
- Fast Forward, by Melanne Verveer and Kim Azzarelli
- Wharton Social Impact Initiative
Watching: Favourite films/television of the moment
- Hidden Figures
- Battle of the Sexes
- Queen of Katwe
- Darkest Hour
- The Little Prince
- Florence and the Machine
- Pink Martini
- Angelique Kidjo