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Coco Brown

Coco Brown

Founder and CEO - Athena Alliance


Coco is the Founder and CEO of The Athena Alliance. Athena is revolutionizing leadership, from senior management to the boardroom. We enable businesses to take on today’s greatest threats and to conquer their most pressing imperatives. And, we empower women to own their value and to step into their most ambitious leadership role yet: in the boardroom, in the C-suite, as a founder, or as an investor. At the heart of our mission: coaching remarkable senior women leaders to fully own their value and to step into bigger roles. We also guide CEOs, venture firms and corporations to evolve their approach to senior leadership development, to strengthen their boards, and to facilitate curated connections to remarkable female leaders. In just two years, Athena has made over 700 key connections between investment firms, CEOs and boards to top women, made over 400 presentations of women to boards, secured over 300 first interviews (many continuing on with over fifty boards actively considering Athena women today), and deeply supported and coached over 300 top women.

Prior, Coco served as President, COO and Board Director of Taos, a prominent in IT Services business serving hundreds of F1000 companies such as Apple, Cisco, ebay, Facebook, and Silicon Valley Bank. Coco is an experienced board member having served on the boards of The Athena Alliance, Taos Mountain Software, Inc., and MentorNet. She served as Grace Hopper - ABIE Technology Leadership Award, Nominating Committee Chair 2014-2017 and has received numerous awards and visibility in high-profile publications. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.