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About this event

Getting on a board is a journey that requires a clear intention and constant focus, as Athena member Meg Crofton knows well after joining the boards of notable companies like Tupperware Brands, Cracker Barrel, and HCA Healthcare. She will guide Athena members through four steps to land your first board opportunity and ensure it’s the best position for you at this stage of your career. Understand your guiding principles, develop your personal board of advisors, and hone in on your perfect board opportunity through this engaging and interactive salon.


Meg Crofton Independent Board Member

Meg Crofton built a 35-year career with The Walt Disney Company, working in a wide variety of both staff and operations roles. She held senior leadership positions with accountability for multifaceted operations of the parks and resorts as well as over 100,000 “cast members”. Together, they delivered record levels of revenue and profitability, developed world-class leadership talent, focused on continuous improvement of guest experiences, and drove strategic change to include the integration of physical and digital experiences. As a lifelong learner Meg is highly motivated to engage in meaningful work that is of service to others. She believes it is both a responsibility and a privilege to share experiences in life and leadership, and to pay it forward. Meg serves on three corporate boards, mentors extensively, and enjoys speaking opportunities aimed at leaders who are focused on their own development, customer service, culture building, and change management.


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

A Step-by-Step Plan in Your Boardroom Journey

Thu, Oct 29 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)

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