Suzanne Biegel is the founder of Catalyst at Large and a global leader in gender-smart investing. She leverages deep networks in finance, philanthropy, development, and entrepreneurship to connect public and private investors to the people and information they need to move their capital in a gender-smart way. Suzanne’s mission is to increase the flow of capital to gender-smart investments and initiatives, to ensure capital is used in ways that will generate the most impact. To do this, she works with actors spanning the spectrum of investment to forge catalytic relationships, build collaboratives, and transform the system of global capital. Her work has influenced hundreds of funds and institutional investors, and billions of dollars of capital to move with a gender lens.
Suzanne has 35 years experience as an entrepreneur, investor, board member, and consultant. She has worked with CDC Group (the UK’s Development Finance Institution), DFAT’s Investing in Women initiative, IDB Invest, DGGF, OPIC, Cornerstone Capital, and many others. Suzanne is a fellow of the Aspen Institute and a senior advisor to the Wharton Social Impact Initiative. She also teaches Getting Gender Smart at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Catalyst at Large is based in London.