Coco Brown

Coco Brown

Coco Brown is Founder & CEO of Athena Alliance, a networking organization of the country’s foremost female executives that focuses on transforming the way executives learn. The goal of Athena is to accelerate the education and advancement of its members in the C-suite and boardrooms to stay one step ahead of an ever-changing business landscape.

Coco is an advisor and thought leader with far-reaching influence across Fortune 1000 companies and boardrooms nationwide. She is the first person many companies and CEOs call when they need help or advice around strategic planning, board makeup, or the changing landscape of board operations. Her connections are vast and her thought leadership in these areas is considered generationally transformative. As a result, she was asked to become an Insights Council member with the prestigious Nasdaq Center for Board Excellence in 2022.

In addition to guiding and supporting executive leaders and boards, she is a sought-after speaker and writer and is frequently interviewed by business and industry publications, including: WSJ, Bloomberg, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Fortune, InformationWeek, NACD Directorship, Nasdaq.com, and the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Asked to speak at conferences by private equity firms, venture capitalists, and major consultancies, Coco's previous engagements include the Nasdaq Women’s Tech Leadership Conference, OpenView’s CEO Forum, and Arizona Tech Council’s CEO Summit. In addition, she’s interviewed the CEO of Bank of America, and notably facilitated a discussion on board evolution between the CEOs of Netflix, Merck, Wells Fargo, Waste Management, and 10 other top executives during a Microsoft CEO Summit.


Coco Brown is an opinion columnist for the CEOWORLD magazine. Connect with her through LinkedIn.
Business Transformation

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If there’s a business theme I’m gathering from my conversations with C-suite leaders lately, it’s “Uncertain”. While there is so much to be grateful for, like in-person gatherings and Covid-19 vaccines, the business climate lately feels a lot like clutching at the handlebars of a rollercoaster as it slowly makes...