Susan Davis

Susan Davis is a civil society thought leader on social entrepreneurship and sustainable development. She is currently a senior adviser to the Reynolds Program for Social Entrepreneurship and adjunct professor at New York University. Susan serves on multiple boards and advisory councils including the United Nations Fund for International Partnership, the Segal Family Foundation, Solutions Journalism Network, Center for Social Innovation, Be More America and AshokaU.

Susan received the Rotary Alumni Global Service to Humanity Award in 2016 in recognition of the three decades she devoted to poverty alleviation.

For the last decade, Susan was the co-founder, President and CEO of BRAC USA, an independent North American affiliate of the anti-poverty development organization begun in Bangladesh, BRAC. She is Chair Emeritus and a founding board member of Grameen Foundation, a nonprofit Microfinance and technology organization for the empowerment of the poor. Susan served as a senior adviser to the International Labor Organization and in various roles with Ashoka: Innovators for the Public. She was the Executive Director of the Women’s Environment & Development Organization, a regional manager with Women’s World Banking and a program officer with the Ford Foundation in Bangladesh. She was educated at Georgetown, Harvard and Oxford universities having earned a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown in 1978 and an MPA from Harvard in 1982. She is married to Claudia Slacik and resides in New York City.

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