September 24th – Susan Hitchcock, TLG Advisory Board and Women in Leadership Founder
At the end of 2020, Susan exited TLG after almost 3 decades (Life & Career 2.0), preceded by 25 years in corporate leadership (Life & Career 1.0). Moving on to Life 3.0 (Life Beyond Career), Susan has a fresh perspective to share: reflections, renewal, and new ventures. While continuing to lead and serve in the community at large, Susan focuses on her lifelong passion for women’s advancement, leadership, and her support for Agnes Scott, including the Athletic Advisory Council, Outstanding Alumnae Awards Committee Co-Chair & Class Fund Co-Chair (former Alumnae Board President and Trustee). Rumor has it Susan is working on a new writing project, a 2021 version of her “SHEroes Profiles.” Stay tuned….
October 29 – Joan Sullivan Garrett, Founder and Chairman of MedAire
Hailing from a family of nurses, Joan has always had a passion for helping those who need it the most. She is a 1979 graduate of Mesa Community College and went on to become a critical care registered flight nurse. While on the job, Joan realized the need for remote medical care after assisting an 8 -year-old boy who was suffering from life threatening injuries in a remote desert area. Today, her company is credited with establishing the world’s first global emergency response center. Joan has been recognized for her entrepreneurial drive, innovation, and impact on an entire industry by the Flight Safety Foundation’s Business Aviation Meritorious Service Award, Ernest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Arizona State University, National Business Aviation Association Meritorious Award Winner, and International Aviation Women’s Association Aviation Industry Woman of Excellence Award. In 2020, she was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame and recognized for pioneering aeromedicine around the world.
November 19 – Venessa Harrison, President, AT&T Georgia
This North Carolina native from a family of 10 children raised by a single mother is an exemplary role model for personal and professional success. Venessa began her AT&T career as an operator 40+ years ago in Raleigh. She advanced to the very top becoming AT&T’s N.C. president. Along the way, she led the push for early fiber deployment and was honored by being inducted into TechWire’s Hall of Fame. In 2017, Venessa stepped into her current position in GA which includes legislative, business, and civic responsibilities. In 2020, she was honored as the Women in Technology (WIT) Woman of the Year in Technology and as the Civic Diversity Champion in the Atlanta Business Chronicle Diversity & Inclusion Awards.