What Susan Was Doing in June

What Susan Was Doing in June

On June 01, 2021

Right now I’m hopeful: more people are getting vaccinated every day, gender and racial equity remains top of mind for all even though a year has...

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Half of entrepreneurs don’t have this key relationship—you can change that

Half of entrepreneurs don’t have this key relationship—you can change that

On May 21, 2021

Ask most successful people how they launched their business and they will say luck, grit, and support from friends and family: a spouse, their parents, maybe a...

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Black Lives Matter: A Statement from the Cogent Team

Black Lives Matter: A Statement from the Cogent Team

On April 27, 2021

We affirm that Black Lives Matter and recommit to that value in the wake of Duante Wright, Adam Toldedo, and Ma’Khia Bryant’s deaths at the hands of police.

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Four Steps to Donate Like An Investor

On March 15, 2021

In such unprecedented times, many find themselves asking: How can I help? My answer is always to lead with your heart and choose with your head.

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The Equity Triple Crown: how to hit a home run in Gender & Racial Equity Investing

The Equity Triple Crown: how to hit a home run in Gender & Racial Equity Investing

On January 21, 2021

An unfortunate CEO expressed what many other business leaders think (but have the sense not to say publicly): “I would love to promote and hire more...

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What Susan is doing

Who knew how much I missed business travel? Despite the still-cramped seats, forced close proximity to other humans in a small capsule, and a few crabby passengers, after a 2 year hiatus, it was great to get back on the road. Thank you Impact PHL for giving me an excuse to visit our long-time client The Barra Foundation in Philadelphia. Their Total Impact Summit was invigorating, educational and inspiring, especially seeing all the local funds and Black led developers working to create economic opportunities in the city. Can’t wait to go to San Francisco for SOCAP and the National Center for Family Philanthropy conferences in October. Ping me if you’ll be there!