Fearlessly Authentic Leadership

About Sue

Sue Heilbronner is quickly becoming the global authority on leveraging the power of authentic leadership to grow successful companies and to optimize the potential of the founders and executives that run them.

As the co-founder and CEO of MergeLane -- a leading accelerator for startups with at least one female in leadership -- Sue offers companies and audiences deep insights into how to create a culture that fully empowers and leverages high-potential females in leadership.

Sue is a former federal prosecutor, startup CEO, investor, mentor, adjunct professor of entrepreneurship, conscious leadership coach, and a direct and fearless catalyst for change.

Sue is a sought-after speaker who inspires audiences with her authenticity, directness and humor.

Sue's Keynote Topics Include

  • First, add women. Second, create a culture to leverage them.
  • Fearlessly Authentic Leadership: The ROI of Leading from Vulnerability and Candor.
  • Following Your Heart in the Real World: The Ultimate Gut Check
  • Why I hate my company: A love story
  • The 50-year-old Millennial: Cultivating the most engaged and creative workforce in history.
  • Masterful Mentorship: Just Show Up.

Impressions of Sue

“Sue has the gift to immediately see the big picture and how it connects with an audience. More than an idea person, Sue has the ability to create a vision and bring it to life.”
Kevin Brown, CEO of FrictionLabs
“Sue raises the conversation by 9’10” in a 10”-high space.
Dave Query, Founder & CEO Big Red F Restaurant Group

Sue's Talks

Tedx Boulder: Embracing Fear for Growth
Ignite: 7 Indicators that You’re a Parent
MergeLane Welcome: I’m Proud of Us
Emerging Women Live Annual Conference
Twitter Team Talk
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
WILD Summit
Inter-American Development Bank, WeXchange
Hubspot Company Talk
Kbs+ Ventures
Tedx Boulder
Ignite Boulder
University of Colorado
NC State, Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)

Contact Sue About a Speaking Opportunity

To book Sue, reach Hannah Davis at  (207) 242-1651 or hannah@mergelane.com.

Follow Sue on Twitter @tellsue.