About this event

"How to Take an Intentional Pause" with Kim Alexis Newton and Liz Tinkham 2/10/21 Athena member Kim Alexis Newton surveyed nearly 400 accomplished women throughout the US and found that while most of us are unapologetically ambitious only 36% are following our dreams.   So busy trying to excel at everything, we lose the bigger picture with every checkmark. Easily getting overwhelmed while being underwhelmed and yearning for more personal fulfillment.  In a guided conversation with Athena member and Accenture alum Liz Tinkham, Kim will discuss the 3 needs she identified and is trying to address with her new Intentional Pause™ Dream Workbook: 1.     Permission to pause 2.     Tools to help navigate what we really want with intention, and 3.     Strategies to face and move beyond fear


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.


Liz Tinkham Professor, Board Director

Liz Tinkham is a dynamic leader and respected advisor to C-level executives on issues of technology, digital transformation, and leadership. She excels in bringing people, business, and technology together to drive exceptional business results. Liz energizes executives and teams, helping them cut to the heart of ambiguous problems, come together as collaborators, and achieve business outcomes. Pierre Nanterme, CEO, Accenture, calls Liz, “an inspirational global leader and business builder adept at identifying and exploiting scalable, profitable growth in digital areas”. Her straight-forward leadership style and experience working with both Fortune 100 executives and millennials make Liz a powerful advisor to companies looking to navigate change brought on by digital or technology transformation. Liz most recently served as a Senior Managing Director at Accenture where she was a member of the Firm’s Global Leadership Council and the Global Lead for Microsoft. Under Liz’s leadership of her 5500-person team at Microsoft, account revenue more than doubled, profit margins increased by 25% and Microsoft became the largest of Accenture’s commercial clients. As Microsoft is one of Accenture’s largest market partners, Liz drove the value of the combined relationship to $6B annual net revenue. One example - working with both CEOs and the Accenture Board of Directors, Liz launched The Accenture Hybrid Cloud on Microsoft Azure. This innovative partnership harnessed the combined value of Microsoft, Accenture, and Avanade to provide a first-to-market advantage on the hybrid cloud.

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How to Take an Intentional Pause

Thu, Feb 25 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)

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