All posts tagged: Susan McPherson

TueNight 10: Susan McPherson

To know Susan Mcpherson is to know three new friends; she’s the ultimate connector. The pint-sized powrhouse delights in bringing women together. And that social good extends to her own business. Four years ago (this month!) Susan founded a social impact consultancy, McPherson Strategies. Her firm help brands form long-term value by standing up for what’s right and for the thing that will make the world a more just and peaceful place. She’s also one of our great TueNight storytellers — whether navigating the wild and wooly world of online dating after 50, or swimming naked in the Finish arctic. 1. On the nightstand:  Too many unread New Yorker issues, Nilofer Merchant’s brand new Onlyness and Jennifer Romolini’s Weird in a World That’s Not and a brand new Lelo vibrator (can I say that?) 2. Can’t stop/won’t stop: Resisting Trump and his band of cronies 3. Jam of the minute: Loving the Smoke Fairies and Grace Weber 4. Thing I miss: This completely dates me but the Sopranos, X Files and running marathons (yes, managed to do 6 of them before social media, so they didn’t really …

Why I Give: Angel Investor Susan McPherson on Social Good

(Photo: Courtesy Susan McPherson) Susan McPherson was only 21 when her mother died in a tragic hotel fire. Rather than allowing the grief to define her, Susan has dedicated her life — and funds — to giving back to the world. I met Susan only about a year ago, but in that time I’ve been awed to watch how often she gives, in ways both large and small. From her work as founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, consulting with brands on corporate responsibility to advising several women-run start-ups and serving on the boards of Girl Rising and Business Council for Peace, she even finds time to host #CSRChat, a bi-weekly chat on Twitter. Last month she wrote a great piece for Medium about her path to becoming an angel investor. She writes, “Through angel investing, I could harness my passion for helping other women make change, while supporting the wider movement to increase the number of women providing capital and expertise to early-stage companies.” Freshly 50, Susan McPherson is a petite powerhouse; she’s got …