Susan B. Hitchcock, B.A.
Executive Director of Women’s Initiatives, Board Member
Susan Hitchcock has worked with TLG for over 20 years. She was formerly TLG’s Vice President of Client Services. She is the founder and current director of TLG’s popular Women in Leadership (WIL)seminar series. Susan is also involved in research, writing, and speaking on the subject of women and leadership.
Before joining TLG, Susan had a 24-year career with BellSouth Corporation (now AT&T) where she held a variety of leadership positions of increasing responsibility. Her career spanned a broad range of line and staff functions including network operations, strategic planning, human factors, management assessment, technical training and executive support.
At the executive level, Susan specialized in internal and external communications. Working with the Network Executive Vice President and serving as a liaison for BellSouth International, she participated in over a hundred local, national and international telecommunications forums focusing on the future of broadband. Susan also directed support services for over 35,000 Network employees across a nine state region. These services included succession planning and leadership development.
A native of Franklin, Kentucky, Susan graduated with honor from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, with a B.A. in Psychology. She also completed the Executive Development Program at Boston University’s Leadership Institute. As a community volunteer, Susan has served as an adult literacy tutor, a teen mentor, a help line counselor, and a fundraiser for various charities. A strong advocate for women’s leadership, Susan has served on the following boards: Atlanta Women’s Network, Georgia Executive Women’s Network, Board of Director’s Network, and Possible Woman Foundation International. In 2007, Susan was named as a Charter Board Member for the Georgia Women’s Institute, and in 2008 joined the board for Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta. She is also a member and former vice president of the Atlanta chapter of CEO Netweavers, a national organization founded on the principles of servant leadership. In 2012, Susan was honored with a Womenetics POW Award, and in 2013 she was honored as a Champion for Success by Dress for Success Atlanta. Susan continues her service on the Alumnae Board for Agnes Scott.
A special passion of Susan’s is her “SHEroes” project which includes over 50 profiles – life and career stories – about diverse women of achievement. Susan’s other passions are being “Xanna” to four spirited grandchildren and travelling to new places with her husband of 40 years.