Diversity Ambassador and Founding Member of Singularity University. Founder, She Works!.
Susan Fonseca Lanham is a visionary and global connector. She's a Founding Member of Singularity University, Women@TheFrontier, 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!
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.
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.
·Creating Singularity University + Women@TheFrontier + SheWorks!
·How To: Innovation-Education Ecosystems for the Next Generation Leaders
·Building the Pipeline: Diversity + Exponential Technologies
·The Third Billion: Women + The Future World of Work
·1 Billion Impact: Global Startups + Social Good
·Business Branding + Leadership
·Female Game-Changers: The New Face of Innovation
·The World of Work: Digital Trends + Impact
·The Game-Changers: Latina Entrepreneurs
·Policy in a world of Artificial Intelligence + Exponential Technologies
·From Honduras to Silicon Valley: Launching Exponential Organizations
Rocket scientist, award-winning professor and author
Freelance sustainability strategy consultant
Directors Fellow at the MIT Media Lab and a creative technologist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Founder and CEO of Dwolla