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About this event

Who it's for:

All corporate leaders who share responsibility for corporate culture

Who's Hosting:

Susan Coskey is the Founder of Adelante Global Partners. She approaches employee effectiveness and organizational change with empathy, analytical rigor, strategic pragmatism and a deep understanding of the intersectional systems, processes and human dynamics that inspire and sustain personal engagement, top performance and true transformation.

What You'll Learn:

This is one of a multi-salon series of conversations leveraging thought-provoking hypotheses and use cases about how organizational structure and established “isms” impact individual experience and ability to succeed and what is needed to break through and change these organizational culture defaults.

  • Leaders are responsible for creating and sustaining culture

  • Key characteristics of trusted leaders and how to build them

  • Avoiding pitfalls that erode trust and deteriorate culture within the workplace

  • The importance of stating, promoting and showing consistency in workplace values and culture


Susan Coskey Chief People Officer

Susan Coskey, JD, MBA, is an authentic, transformative and collaborative people leader and board member who approaches employee effectiveness and organizational change with analytical rigor, strategic pragmatism, and a deep understanding of cross-functional systems and human dynamics. A champion of diversity, equity and inclusion, Susan offers extensive experience creating people strategies for organizations scaling up or revamping systems to empower employees to bring their most authentic selves to the workplace and contribute at their highest levels. With over three decades of experience in prior roles including, Board Member/Chair, Chief People Officer, Law firm Principal and external advisor, Susan currently is the founding principal of Adelante Global Partners, LLC, a consulting firm focused on helping organizations transform their cultures and improve operational performance with relevance, intentionality, and sustainability. A hiker, traveler and dinner conversation aficionado, Susan currently lives in Seattle enjoying the company of her two grown sons, partner and a very empathic rescue dog.


Coco Brown CEO

Coco is founder and CEO of Athena Alliance. Prior to her current roles, Coco served as President, COO, and Board Director of Taos, a market leader in IT Services serving hundreds of F1000 companies, including Apple, Cisco, ebay, Facebook, and Silicon Valley Bank. Coco brings rich experience across F1000 companies, start-ups, and nonprofits in the roles of CEO, COO, advisor, and Board member to Athena. She possesses a unique understanding of the breadth of challenges and opportunities of leadership. She empowers leaders to execute successfully, working with them to develop the relationship between a company’s strategy and its organizational design and environment. Coco’s expertise in developing and strengthening these important linkages makes her a powerful C-level advisor and Board member. In addition to serving on the Board of Taos from 2004 to 2014, Coco served as a Board Director for MentorNet during its rebranding, product transformation, and subsequent acquisition by Great Minds in STEM. Coco was on the finance committee supporting the Board of Directors of Samasource and established the Operating Committee for the Silicon Valley arm of Golden Seeds, a New York-based early-stage investment firm. She also currently serves as Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Anita Borg Technology Leadership Award, one of the most prestigious awards honoring women in technology.

Key Details

DEI Series: DEI is Organizational Culture, Not an HR Initiative

Thu, May 19 @ 12:00pm PT (1 hr)

Virtual (RSVP for link)


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