Susan Wilner Golden
Director dciX and Adjunct Professor
San Francisco, CA
Susan Golden was a 2016 DCI Fellow when she launched the idea to develop initiatives to harness the talent and expertise of the DCI Community and create solutions for important challenges with social and economic impact. The dciX initiative now provides a range of impact opportunities for current DCI Fellows and Partners and for DCI alumni who want to continue their involvement with the DCI program and Stanford University. Under Susan’s leadership, dciX has grown to include a diverse set of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Intergenerational Engagement opportunities working with students, faculty and teams across campus.
Current SIGs address a range of topics including Longevity Innovations, Impact Investing, Energy and Sustainability, Poverty and Inequality, as well as areas of common interest such as DCI on Boards, DCI Speaks, DCI Writes, and the Salon Speaker Series. Susan created the Longevity Innovations SIG where she leads a three-year Caregiving Innovations initiative focused on unpaid caregivers for older adults in the United States, supported by Pivotal Ventures, the investment and incubation company of Melinda Gates. She also serves as a lead mentor for the Techstars Future of Longevity Accelerator. In collaboration with the Stanford Center on Longevity where she is a Consulting Research Scholar and the Graduate School of Business, Susan co-developed a new course for the GSB, “Longevity: Business Implications and Opportunities.”
Her career has spanned both the private and public sectors in venture capital and public health. Susan was a partner at Schroder Ventures, specializing in life sciences and health care investments. Earlier in her career Susan worked at Genentech, and was an Assistant Professor of Public Health at Boston University Medical School.
Susan received her doctorate of science from the Harvard School of Public Health; did her post-doctoral fellowship at UCSF in Health Policy; and attended Harvard Business School.