Susan McPherson is a serial connector, philanthropist, angel investor, and award-winning, corporate responsibility expert. She is the founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, a communications consultancy focusing on the intersection between brands and social good, providing storytelling, partnership creation and visibility to corporations, NGOs and social enterprises. She’s a contributor to Fast Company, Forbes and Harvard Business Journal and founded #CSRChat on Twitter in 2010.
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  • 25+ years experience in marketing, public relations, and sustainability communications

  • Invests in, and advises women-led technology start-ups, including, News Deeply, Hint Water, Apolitical, Arlo Skye, GoldBean and The Muse

  • Member of the MIT Solve Women and Technology Leadership Group and serves as an adviser to several nonprofits

  • Was named as one of 40 Women to Watch Over 40, Fortune's 55 Most Influential Women on Twitter, Elle Magazine's Top 25 Women on Twitter and Fast Company's 25 Smartest Women of Twitter


  • “Susan is charming, energetic, and has such a nice warmth and spirit to her that it immediately made the audience and panelists feel at ease. I would highly recommend Susan for any speaking engagement - her genuine and personal touch sparks interesting discussions and thoughtful insights.”

    Melissa O'Young

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