Women’s History Month Feature: Susie Lira-Gonzalez

In honor of Women’s History Month and Women’s Forum, the Colorado Chamber is recognizing women business leaders, executives, and job creators who are core to our local Colorado communities. Each of the women featured in the month of March were panelists for the Colorado Chamber’s Women’s Forum which happened on March 15.

Today’s feature is Susie Lira-Gonzalez with the Daniels Fund


Susie Lira-Gonzalez joined the Daniels Fund in December 2022 and is responsible for building and maintaining relations with the Fund’s alumni. As an alumnus herself, she serves as a key liaison for the alumni community and the Daniels Fund.

Prior to joining the Daniels Fund, Lira-Gonzalez co-founded a tech startup, INDX — a mobile app to learn from the best podcasts, articles, and videos. As the co-founder of INDX, she touched every part of the business: product, marketing, legal, design, hiring, onboarding, and operations.

Lira-Gonzalez has also held positions in technology consulting for Avanade (Microsoft/Accenture JV), where she worked with Fortune 500 companies and focused on data strategy, business process optimization, and human centered design. Before working in technology consulting, Lira-Gonzalez worked as a Mechanical Engineer in the CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, & Explosives) group at Battelle.

Lira-Gonzalez holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Gonzaga University and a master’s degree in technology Innovation from the University of Notre Dame. In her spare time, she volunteers with local high school organizations teaching them about tech and entrepreneurship. She is an annual speaker at the Colorado DECA and Colorado FBLA state conferences.

“I want to acknowledge the women that came before me and forged the path ahead for all women in business,” said Lira-Gonzalez. “Without your leadership and foresight, I wouldn’t be where I am today. All of you inspire me to discover or build new doors for others.”

Connect with Susie Lira-Gonzalez on LinkedIn.