Susan B. Hitchcock is a native of Franklin, KY, a cum laude graduate of Agnes Scott College, a participant in Boston University’s Leadership Institute, and a recipient of the GA Executive Women’s Network Founders’ Award. Susan’s BellSouth corporate career included multiple leadership positions in Network Operations and in the Management Assessment and Training organization.
For over two decades she worked with the Turknett Leadership Group as VP Client Services, Executive Director of Women’s Initiatives, and currently, as an Advisory Board member. She founded and has hosted Turknett’s Women in Leadership (WIL) seminar series since 2003, having facilitated over 185 monthly programs to date. As a community advocate and volunteer, her past board service includes AWN, GEWN, Possible Woman Foundation, Literacy Volunteers, BD of Directors’ Network, Global Ethical Leadership Foundation, and CEO Netweaver.
Currently, she serves on Agnes Scott’s Athletic Advisory Council, is past president of the Alumnae Association, a former member of the BD of Trustees & Executive Committee, Chair of Student Affairs Committee, and is a 2017 Outstanding Alumnae Award recipient. In 2012 Susan was inducted into the Womenetics Hall of Fame receiving a POW! Award for her leadership and advocacy for women’s advancement.
In 2014, Susan was an invited contributor to a book entitled “The Female Leader: Empowerment, Confidence & Passion.” She also has interviewed and written “SHEro” profiles for over 60 women from various fields, is a keynote and workshop speaker, and writes monthly leadership highlights for Turknett’s WIL seminars.
Flower gardening; travel & planning travel; interior design; writing
Avocadoes & pasta
Abba & Lady A
Passion for women’s leadership
The Blacklist & HGTV
Decent People Decent Company
“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” - Shirley Chisholm
Believes that the best leaders never stop learning and growing.
Working with Lyn and Bob Turknett, and spreading the word about their Leadership Character Model; also starting the WIL series and hosting 200+ programs.
Holding people accountable as I do myself.
Living your passion and purpose brings joy and fulfillment and hopefully positively impacts others.
Contributing to the success of others – especially for girls and women.