Susan Colby

Imagine Worldwide

Big Idea: 

In way too many places in Africa, schools don’t work. Overcrowding, absent teachers – the reasons are legion. Imagine is betting that technology can even the odds. They provide a tablet loaded with high-quality content to give kids a self-paced learning experience during a portion of the school days. Imagine’s tech could provide a big learning boost to millions of kids in understaffed, under-resourced schools.

Susan has extensive experience in the education sector. She was a partner at McKinsey & Company, where she led the education practice to help organizations and companies improve student outcomes. Susan has also served as the CEO at Stupski Foundation, a founding partner of The Bridgespan Group, and Co-President of the Sustainable Development Sector at Monsanto. She is a fellow of the Pahara-Aspen educational leaders and a Lecturer at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and School of Education. Susan earned a BA from American University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Rainer Arnhold Fellows