Founder, Catalyst at Large
Suzanne Biegel is founder of Catalyst at Large, and is a globally recognized speaker, moderator, and consultant in the arena of gender lens investing.
She created a global initiative for investors with a gender lens, called Women Effect, which is now part of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative where Suzanne is currently Senior Gender Lens Investing Adviser.
Suzanne’s work as Catalyst at Large focuses on investing in women and girls and increasing the base of women as investors. Suzanne is also Investment Director for the SPRING Accelerator, an initiative funded by DFID, Nike Foundation, USAID and DFAT, to accelerate business that have products and services (including financial products) which can improve the lives of girls and young women, in South Asia and East Africa.
She was a founding board member of Confluence Philanthropy in the US. She founded Women in Social Finance in London and co-founded the Values Based Investment group of Women Donors Network. She is a Catto fellow at The Aspen Institute. She is an active member of the Toniic/100% Impact Network. Suzanne began her career at IBM, and worked for two IBM-funded startups before building and growing an e-learning company to a successful exit in 1998.
She received the Beacon award for philanthropy and impact investing in the UK in 2015. She is a graduate of Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania.
A native New Yorker, Suzanne has been based in London for the past 8 years.