Agnes Scott College Announce Susan B. Hitchcock Executive Development Fellowship

Turknett Leadership Group and Agnes Scott College Announce the Recipient of the Susan B. Hitchcock Executive Development Fellowship

(ATLANTA, DEC. 10, 2020) – The Turknett Leadership Group (TLG) today announced a special collaboration with Agnes Scott College (ASC) to honor Susan B. Hitchcock for years of dedication to both entities. The Susan B. Hitchcock Executive Development Fellowship has been established to recognize an ASC alumna who is five to ten years into a professional career in the business sector. Each year, for the next five years, one alum will be selected to participate in Turknett’s Executive Development Program (EDP). For 9 -12 months, recipients will focus on their development through highlevel assessments, feedback, and coaching provided by a TLG senior consultant. “The Executive Development Program (EDP) is a great way to learn how to capitalize on your strengths and address your weaknesses. It enables you to create an excellent career development plan.

The benefits of the EDP program help both the individual and the entire organization,” said a Hewlett-Packard IT Executive. Hitchcock graduated from Agnes Scott College with a degree in psychology. Hitchcock has been an active ASC alumna, serving as the President of the Alumnae Society and on the Board of Trustees. She received the Outstanding Alumna Award for Service to the College in 2017. She spent 24 years at BellSouth and was one of the first women to rise to a senior management role. “It is impossible to measure the invaluable gift that Susan Hitchcock has been to the professional success of our Scottie network.

From individual mentoring to invitations to Turknett Women in Leadership seminars, Susan opens doors, inspires growth and celebrates the professional success of Agnes Scott students and alums. And she has been doing it for so long we feel the ripple effect of her impact on each Scottie who pays it forward to another. Whether it is talking to students about job search options, the importance of practice interviews or the benefits of netweaving (as opposed to networking), Susan inspires with every interaction,” said Leocadia I. Zak, Agnes Scott College President. Hitchcock also joined TLG in 1992 as vice president of client relations.

She founded the TLG Women in Leadership Seminar series in July of 2003, which has continued for 210 consecutive months. “No one has been a fiercer supporter of women’s advancement than Susan Hitchcock,” said Lyn Turknett, TLG’s Co-founder and Co-chairman. “It speaks to who she is, though, that she has done it inclusively, by creating true allies for women across genders, industries, and sectors.” At the end of this year, Hitchcock is retiring from TLG but will remain on the board and remain the Executive Director Emeritus of the Women in Leadership series. “Lyn and I, as founders of Turknett Leadership Group, can never thank Susan enough for the support and help she has given us in building the firm.

She is the ultimate example of ‘there’s no limit to what you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit,” said Bob Turknett, TLG’s Co-founder and Co-chairman. The establishment of this program not only serves as a tribute to Hitchcock’s legacy but also enables the identification of high potential professionals and the development of strong leaders for years to come. Learn more about TLG’s leadership development programs by visiting About Turknett Leadership Group Turknett Leadership Group’s expertise is leadership.

With more than 30 years of experience, TLG is the premier resource for Executive Coaching, Talent Assessment and Development, Succession Planning, Business Focused Engagement Surveys, and Cultural Assessment and Change. Through an approach grounded in science and guided by the Leadership Character Model™, TLG helps organizations identify and develop high potentials, develop strong leadership teams, and create high-performing cultures.

TLG has built a reputation for results and client satisfaction. For more information, please visit About Agnes Scott College Agnes Scott College educates students to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Ranked the No. 1 Most Innovative School, No. 1 Social Mobility and No. 2 Best Undergraduate Teaching among liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report in its 2019 Best Colleges edition, Agnes Scott is a premier institution known for SUMMIT, its signature approach to a liberal arts education, focusing on global learning and leadership development. Learn more at

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