Global business leader Kat Cole to be streamed live

DOBSON — International businesswoman Kat Cole will speak for a live broadcast hosted by The National Society of Leadership and Success. The broadcast will be streamed live at Surry Community College on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium located in the A-Building. The event is free to the public.

Kat Cole is group president of FOCUS Brands, where she leads global, multi-channel businesses in licensing, manufacturing and ecommerce for all six brands that operate across 65 countries. Cole is an angel investor, humanitarian and philanthropist focused on elevating self-sufficiency through education, technology and access to opportunity around the world. She is the co-founder of Changers of Commerce, chair of the board of the Women’s Foodservice Forum, and a mentor, board member and advisor to emerging, retail, education and tech startups.

Cole, a frequent guest for global business media, was featured on CBS’ Undercover Boss, named one of Fortune magazine’s “40 under 40” and one of CNBC’s “Next 25 List of Innovators, Leaders and Disruptors.” Her Twitter handle best describes her: “Connected-Creative-Conscious-Community building Capitalist, Biz Advisor, MBA, YGL, EDM fan, Coffee-Loving Chronic Learner.”

Cole will share the lessons she learned from unexpected places that demonstrate resilience in difficult environments, the art of communication and influence to drive results, and world-class leadership behaviors that build strong cultures and business.

Surry Community College students are able to text or send pre-video questions to Cole during the broadcast.

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Surry Community College will host a similar even on March 15 featuring Janice Bryant Howroyd. For more information, contact Tony Searcy, director, Campus Life and Student Support, at 336-386-3246 or

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