Suzanne Biegel, Co-Producer

Suzanne is founder of Catalyst at Large Ltd and is a globally-recognised expert on gender-smart investing. As Co-Producer of the Gender-Smart Investing Summit, she steers programming, participation, and communications. She is an adviser to foundations, DFIs, and other institutional investors on gender-smart investing, and is a pioneer with her personal portfolio in this arena.

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Darian Rodriguez Heyman, Co-Producer

Darian is an accomplished impact investor, social entrepreneur, conference producer, and best-selling author. His work “helping people help” started during his five-year tenure as Executive Director of Craigslist Foundation, after which he co-founded several social impact conference series, began consulting to a wide range of mission-led clients, and served as a frequent UN advisor. His role on the Summit includes overseeing fundraising, event production, operations, and marketing.


Sigrid Hope-Erna Senamaud, Director of Events & Communications

Sigrid is a seasoned global event producer and live content developer, having collaborated with Fortune 500 corporations, governments, nonprofits, media, and academic institutions to advance diverse and gender initiatives for innovation and market growth. She oversees both events and communications at the Gender-Smart Investing Summit and is passionate about serving as a connector, building communities with reach and impact. She is bilingual/cultural in German and English and resides in Washington, DC.


Sana Kapadia, Head of Content

Sana is a social entrepreneur, gender lens investor and activist. She has grown a social impact accelerator, advises on and implements effective blended finance solutions and provides capacity building and advisory support around impact ecosystem building and embedding gender lens frameworks . Her role on the Summit is to shape the overall programme and agenda, ensuring topics and themes covered, reflect the diversity of voices, trends, challenges and opportunities that underpin the mobilisation of capital in a strategic and gender-smart way. She is based in Frankfurt, Germany.