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Join René Banglesdorf, CEO of Charlie Bravo Aviation, who will be sharing her insight on how to navigate success as a female in male-dominated industries. In this webinar, Rene will discuss some of her exclusive preliminary findings and how they apply to any highly skilled industry. Learn what steps you can take to successfully overcome challenges in male-dominated fields to experience more contentment and purpose in your career.


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.


René Banglesdorf CEO

René is a private pilot and co-founder of Charlie Bravo Aviation, an Austin, TX-based company that buys, sells and leases corporate aircraft worldwide. René served as Charlie Bravo’s CEO for 13 years, working with government entities, non-profits, corporations both large and small, and private individuals and closing deals in more than 40 different countries ranging from hundreds of thousands to $30M+. René is part of an elite group—only 4-6% of high-level aviation positions are held by women in North America and Europe. René serves as a spokesperson for business aviation and women in aviation in speaking and press appearances all over the world. René serves as on the Advisory Board of the International Aviation Women's Association. In 2018, she held organized and emceed the IAWA Inaugural GA Women’s Leadership Forum, with more than 100 female leaders from the industry in attendance—and in 2020, took that same forum virtual, with 1800+ attendees. In 2020, René was selected by US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao to join 29 other women on the DOT’s Women in Aviation Advisory Board. The purpose of the WIAAB is to develop strategies and recommendations that would encourage women and girls to enter the field of aviation—and keep them there. The WIAAB will assess education, training, mentorship, outreach, and recruitment of women in the aviation industry and make recommendations to the President and Congress. René is an active member of the National Business Aircraft Association and the National Air Transportation Association. She serves as an advisor to the Ohio University Department of Management and Strategic Leadership. René also sits on the advisory board of Wingform, an aircraft transaction software company. In November 2019, René was named as a Business Accelerator Coach for Michael Hyatt & Co, one of the fast growing and most widely recognized leadership training companies in North America. Along with the rest of the team, René helps overwhelmed, successful leaders get the focus they need to win at work and succeed at life. To satisfy her passion for writing, René is an editorial contributor to several aviation business publications. Her latest book, Stand Up: How to Flourish When the Odds are Stacked Against You (April 2019) is available on Amazon, or anywhere books are sold. René also hosts a podcast called Defying the Status Quo, on which she interviews women who are crushing it in male-dominated industries. She launched a video podcast for in April 2019 interviewing corporate jet pilots about the planes they fly and their adventures in aviation. 2017 Enterprising Women of the Year Winner 2017 Austin Business Journal Profiles in Power Finalist

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Women & Wealth

How to Empower Women in Male-Dominated Industries with René Banglesdorf

Tue, Oct 19 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)

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