Catherine Muther built a business career in the Internet infrastructure industry, as senior marketing officer at Bridge Communications, 3Com and Cisco Systems, Inc. Cate 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. She was on the original Advisory Board of the Stanford Social Innovation Review.
Ms. Muther is a Director of Magnum Foundation and PolicyLink. She is on the Advisory Board of the Global Philanthropy Forum, and Emeritus Acumen Advisory Council. She has received numerous awards for business and philanthropic leadership. Ms. Muther was a guest faculty member at Sarah Lawrence College where she taught undergraduate Economics seminars on Global Poverty and Social Entrepreneurship. She also taught a graduate course in Frugal Innovation at ITP, Interactive Telecommunications Program, at New York University. Cate is a graduate of Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Cambridge University, and Sarah Lawrence College.