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About this event

Who it's for:

Board Directors, Senior Executives, CEOs and Founders, Rising Executives

What you'll learn:

Sharing your thought leadership in a public forum is a fantastic way to highlight your expertise. We’ve heard many stories where major career opportunities have come through sharing the stage with the right person at the right time. Join Athena Coach, Nan Crawford, and learn more about the advantages of sharing your thought leadership and how to find speaking opportunities.


Nan Crawford Coaching Bold Women Leaders to Step Onto a Bigger Stage

Nan has coached clients to write and deliver powerful presentations for boards of directors, major conferences, funding pitches that have raised millions of dollars, TED, The Clinton Global Initiative, The State Department, The White House and The Colbert Report.

Nan Crawford delivers dynamic keynote presentations that help individuals and organizations thrive. As a keynote presenter, Nan has shared the stage with Dan Pink, David Allen,Robert Reich, Bill Strickland, Steve Ballmer, Lisa Ling and Anna Deveare Smith.

For over 20 years Nan has coached executives and conducted leadership development programs for organizations such as American Express, Boeing, eBay, Deloitte, Google, KPMG, Office Depot, Oracle, Paramount Pictures, PayPal, Target and USAA. She has served on the Executive Education Faculty for Columbia, Harvard, Duke and UC Berkeley's Graduate Schools of Business. Nan Crawford has been featured in Fast Company magazine and The New York Times calls her work “inspirational”.

Nan was the Founder and Artistic Director of the San Francisco based improvisational ensemble Pacific Playback Theatre. She is a cum laude graduate of The University of Texas, with a B.F.A. in theatre, and holds an M.A. in Organization Development & Transformation from the California Institute of Integral Studies.


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

Where and How to Share Your Thought Leadership to Advance Your Career Goals

Wed, Feb 08 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)

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