Susan Fonseca

Susan Fonseca

Faculty, Singularity University

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Susan Fonseca is a visionary and global connector. She’s a Founding Member of Singularity University, [email protected], and SheWorks! 

Described by Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil as “the Heart” of Singularity University, Susan led the initial build-out to execute the Founding Meeting, source 1.5M seed capital and coordinate the HQ corporate structure. She negotiated a 5-year Space Act Agreement with NASA, launched GSP and EP programs, supervised alumni development, and drove strategic partnerships with Google, Autodesk and TED. For her role and impact, she is credited as “SU Founding Architect.”

Susan is a keynote speaker at Clinton Foundation Future of the America’s Summit, Forbes Women, IDB Demand Solutions, NASA, APEC, STEM Summit, TEDx.

With a background in Anthropology and Law, Susan serves as Presidential Attaché leading diplomatic missions for Latin American Presidents, including CAFTA-DR a multinational Free Trade Agreement between The United States, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica and The Dominican Republic.

Her role is to connect Diverse game-changers, discover Female Role Models around the globe and transform the World of Work. Her impact includes activating today’s female disruptors and leveraging Science-Technology-Entrepreneurship with social impact to launch exponential startups that solve the world’s biggest problems.

​”My focus is to ensure 1/2 The Sky has an equal voice at the decision-making tables.”

Susan is passionate about igniting a global and collaborative mindset to inspire and empower!


  • Creating: Singularity University + [email protected] + SheWorks!
  • Women Entrepreneurship: Impact + Future Trends ($28 Trillion Dollar Consumer Powerhouse)
  • The Third Billion
  • Female Game-Changers: The New Face of Innovation
  • The World of Work: Digital Trends + Impact
  • Latina Entrepreneurship
  • Policy, Law & Ethics in a world of AI/Exponential Tech
  • Building the Pipeline: STEM + Diversity