Susan Fonseca Lanham is a visionary and global connector. She’s a Founding Member of Women@TheFrontier, Singularity University, and SheWorks! Currently she also serves as Innovator-In-Residence building next gen innovation-education programs at Rocky Hill K12 School, launching the 1st statewide social good Energy Hackathon!
Susan is an international keynote speaker, having presented at The Clinton Foundation’s Future of the America’s Summit, Forbes Latin America Women of Power Summit, The International Development Bank’s Demand Solutions Conference, NASA’s STEM Summit, The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Leadership Summit, and Global Entrepreneurship Innovation Summit.
With a background in Anthropology and Law, Susan served as Presidential Attaché on diplomatic missions by Latin American Presidents and led international relations during CAFTA-DR (a multinational Free Trade Agreement between The United States, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica and The Dominican Republic.)
Susan’s focus is to leverage Education – Innovation – Entrepreneurship to launch social good startups and build new ecosystems that solve the world’s biggest problems.
Described by Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil as “the Heart” of Singularity University, Susan led the initial build-out to execute the Founding structure, source 1.5M seed capital and negotiate a 5-year Space Act Agreement with NASA. Under her leadership, SingularityU launched it’s flagship GSP and EP programs, drove strategic partnerships with Google, Autodesk and TED and reached 70+ nations around the world. For her role and impact, she is named “Singularity University Founding Architect.”
In an effort to balance the ratio, and positively impact 1 Billion people, Susan launched Women@TheFrontier, a 501(c)3 nonprofit with a mission to connect Diverse game-changers, discover Female Role Models and fuel the future STEM disruptors.