Susie Tompkins Buell is the former co-founder and co-owner of Esprit de Corp, a global lifestyle company. She is a native San Franciscan who is often credited with introducing Northern California lifestyle to the world through Esprit’s product, groundbreaking marketing and progressive corporate culture. Since selling Esprit in 1996, Susie has devoted herself to politics and the empowerment of women through activism. She is considered one of the top Democratic fundraisers in the nation and is a tireless supporter of those candidates who are true to her causes. Her recent philanthropic ventures include bringing V-Day to San Francisco and chairing the first ever Global Fund for Women event. She has two daughters, Summer and Quincey, and five grandchildren.