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Join Athena’s director of board recruitment, Samantha Lorenzo, to learn best practices for applying to a board seat. She will help Athena members determine whether a board seat is a fit for their skills and experience; how to fill out their Athena profile to be more strongly considered for board roles; and how to position themselves to be seen as skilled and viable board candidates. Finally, she will lend her insights on how to write a winning pitch based on her experience recruiting for hundreds of board roles. Drop-in for this engaging Salon to fast-track your application for your next board seat.


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.


Samantha Lorenzo Director of Board, Recruitment & Investor Services

Samantha is the Director of Board, Recruitment, and Investor Services at the Athena Alliance. She has a broad background in HR, recruiting, management, social work, public service, and board governance. She works with CEOs, existing board directors, and companies of all sizes to help them discover their perfect board director. Samantha guides them through every stage of the board director recruiting process, ensuring that they receive impactful matches while experiencing exceptional service and an effortless process.

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Tue, Aug 10 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)

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