Catherine Muther built a business career in the internet infrastructure industry as senior marketing officer at Bridge Communications, 3Com and Cisco Systems, Inc. In 2015, she was recognized in Forbes Magazine's Philanthropy: Women Changing the World.
Ms Muther is a social enterprise field builder as founder, funder, board member, impact investor, and professor. She was a Founding Partner and Chair of the Board of Acumen. She is the founder of Astia, a business accelerator with global reach for women technology entrepreneurs; and Springboard Enterprises, a resource hub for women entrepreneurs seeking early stage capital. Ms Muther is a Director of BRAC USA, PolicyLink, and the Magnum Foundation. She was on the inaugural Advisory Boards of Duke University Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE), Global Philanthropy Forum, and the Stanford Social Innovation Review. She has received numerous awards for business and philanthropic leadership.
Ms. Muther was a guest Economics faculty member at Sarah Lawrence College where she taught a seminar on Global Poverty and Social Entrepreneurship. She has also taught a graduate course in Frugal Innovation at ITP, New York University. Catherine is a graduate of Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Cambridge University, and Sarah Lawrence College.