Coffee Conversation: Female Executive Leadership in a Time of Crisis

Presented on: Wednesday, September 22nd at 12:00 PM EDT

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Join us for a conversation with the first woman CEO and president of YMCA of Metro Atlanta, Lauren Koontz (MBA ’99), as she shares her journey to executive leadership. Learn how she shattered the glass ceiling in her industry and became a leader at a young age while navigating parenthood, and how she faced the biggest leadership challenge of her career — the COVID-19 pandemic. Gain perspective from the unique challenges facing female leaders as well as wisdom and tools for your own journey.

Lauren Koontz (MBA ’99)
CEO and President, YMCA of Greater Atlanta  

Moderated by:
Marcia Spiller (M.Ed. '92)
Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Life, Woodward Academy

Hosted by the Georgia State Alumni Association 

Alumni Coffee Conversations is a virtual event series featuring insights and stories from a broad range of alumni and faculty experts. These 30-minute events are designed to expand our understanding of the world around us, while also highlighting the best of Georgia State.