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Learning Circles are an opportunity to connect with a small group of other Athena members in a focused yet casual setting, creating accountability around targeted learning to assist you in achieving your goals. Over the course of 6 sessions, club members will meet every 2 weeks to participate in an organic, peer-led discussion of the session's "chapters" consisting of 1-2 Athena salons which are to be reviewed on your own prior to the group session. When joining, members are committing to completing all 6 sessions.
Finance for the Non-CFO
In this learning circle, participants will learn about a myriad of financial topics an executive should know to be effective in the C suite or board room. We will start out with more fairly basic concepts to topics related to strategic growth, the role of the CFO, going public through an IPO or SPAC and some special topics including the role of the audit committee and shareholder activism.
Financial acumen is a core skill needed by executives and directors. C Suite executives ideally need to know finance to get into the board room, and so many aspects of business from the operations of it to the role of the board, is about finance. Also, great opportunity to meet other women also interested in learning more about finance.
Who it's for: Non-Finance executives looking to have a holistic view of finance
Who's Hosting: Carol is an experienced public company board leader, board and audit committee chair, and is highly skilled in corporate governance, including board refreshment, strategic alternatives and M&A for growth and highly regulated companies.
What You'll Learn:
Basics of finance for every non-finance executive or director
If you would like to join but can't in this cohort. Please submit your information here to be included in the upcoming group.
Carol Coughlin is an experienced public and PEG company board leader, board and audit committee chair, and is highly skilled in corporate governance, including board refreshment, strategic alternatives and M&A for growth and highly regulated companies. She is a Board Leadership Fellow (NACD) and sits on the boards of the University of MD Medical Center, Hopebridge, GoodCap Pharmaceuticals and Trusty Care. Following an IPO and after nomination to board chair of a public community bank, she led the board through acquisitions that doubled the size of the company, followed by a merger with a larger company. A qualified “financial expert”, she is an accomplished healthcare CFO with a track record of achieving profitability through growth, highly successful turnarounds and M&A. She is known as an energetic, collaborative leader and a quick learner in both organizational and board settings. In 2006, Carol launched BottomLine Growth Strategies, Inc., a growth advisory firm helping CEOs of privately held companies to transform enterprise value through best practice financial and operations strategies. Carol is a graduate of Loyola University in MD (MBA) and Towson University (BS Business), is a Board Leadership Fellow (NACD), and a Certified Public Accountant.
An Athena team member will facilitate this event to provide an open space for casual dialogue and sharing.
Learning Circle: Finance for the Non-CFO
Fri, Sep 23 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)
Virtual (RSVP for link)