Founded during WWII and in the aftermath of the Great Depression, Coro grew out of an environment characterized by great uncertainty and rapid change. Recognizing the importance of equipping individuals with the skills, knowledge, and networks to be resilient leaders, Coro Southern California has consistently responded to challenges facing the region to provide innovative leadership programs.

Born out of the physical distancing of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Leadership and Resilience in Times of Uncertainty virtual leadership series showcases examples of resilient leadership from across sectors and industries. These inspiring webinars highlight the power of adaptive leadership in the face of uncertainty.

Please contact Carson Bruno, Senior Director of Training and Programs, at, if you would like to recommend a speaker for our series or have questions about registration.

Upcoming Sessions

Leading Through Turbulence

Jun 15, 2020 4:00pm PST

The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the airline industry was swift and unprecedented, and how long air travel will remain affected remains uncertain. We continue our “Leadership and Resilience in Times of Uncertainty” virtual leadership series with Coro Southern California 2020 Crystal Eagle Award Honoree Janet Lamkin, United Airlines’ President for California. Janet will showcase the importance of leadership as a source of resiliency and explore the future of aviation and travel in a post-COVID world.

Janet is United’s President for California, driving United’s California growth strategy and engaging with nonprofit organizations to deepen United’s roots in the California communities the airline serves. Previously, Janet served as the California President for Bank of America, responsible for growing the bank in California, including developing and maintaining relationships within the corporate, government, and grassroots sectors. Janet was the first woman to serve as the Chair of the Bay Area Council, and The San Francisco Business Times has recognized Janet as one of the 100 Most Influential Businesswomen in the Bay Area for 8 consecutive years. She sits on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including the German Marshal Fund, SFMOMA, the UCSF Health Executive Council, and the California Academy of Sciences. Janet holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Westmont College and a master’s degree in international relations from the Australian National University.

Past Sessions

May 28, 2020 6:30pm PST
Educating the Next Generation During (and After) a Pandemic
with Nick Melvoin

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is the state’s largest and nation’s second largest public school district, spanning not... READ MORE

May 20, 2020 6:30pm PST
Leadership in Finance and Philanthropy
with Joe Lumarda

The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on financial markets and philanthropy remains uncertain. Coro Southern California’s next “Leadership and Resilience in... READ MORE

May 14, 2020 6:30pm PST
Centering Our Humanity Through Self and Collective Care
with Leora Wolf-Prusan

How might we create and cultivate work cultures that center our individual and collective wellbeing? Join us to gain... READ MORE

Apr 22, 2020 6:30pm PST
The Value of Gratitude During Uncertain Times
with Omar Brownson

One could define resilience as how well one responds to change, acknowledging the unknown, and gratitude as making good... READ MORE

Apr 14, 2020 6:30pm PST
COVID-19’s Los Angeles Economic Impact
with Stephen Cheung

With unemployment insurance claims spiking, it is clear that the COVID-19 pandemic is not simply a public health crisis... READ MORE