Co-founder, Bonfire, and clinical associate professor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Suzanne Muchin is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Kellogg School of Management and is best known for teaching the course she designed with Prof. Craig Wortmann called “Selling Yourself and Your Ideas.” Her role at Kellogg and as a guest lecturer at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business began over twenty years ago after her early career as a teacher and Charter Corps member for Teach for America, where she taught Spanish and ESL in the South Bronx.
Outside of Kellogg, Ms. Muchin is a co-founder of Bonfire, a new talent development accelerator for the rising generation of women in the workplace. She is a leader in Chicago’s entrepreneurship community, having been part of building the brands and impact strategies for some of the city’s most well-known organizations, companies—including 1871, MATTER, mHUB, and mentoring teams at TechStars, Zell Fellows and Impact Engine.
In 2012, Ms. Muchin was inducted into the Chicago Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame for her work. With her long-time business partner, she is the co-host of the popular podcast on getting better at work, “The Big Payoff.”