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Dr. Susan S. Fleming is an executive educator, angel investor and corporate director. From 2010 - 2018, she was a Senior Lecturer at Cornell University, teaching women in leadership and entrepreneurship. She began her career on Wall Street where she was a Partner of Capital Z Financial Services Partners, a private equity fund focused on investing in financial services firms and an Analyst at Morgan Stanley. After leaving Wall Street in 2003, Susan earned a Ph.D. in Management at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management where her research focused on better understanding the factors contributing to a dearth of women in leadership positions in U.S. society. Susan has served on the board of 7 publicly traded companies, and is a current director of RLI Corp. and Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. She is also a frequent speaker and executive educator on issues of gender bias and entrepreneurship. For more on Susan, see