Upcoming Event: Lunch & Learn with Martha LaGuardia-Kotite

Join the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association’s sponsored Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 via Zoom where three outstanding Coast Guard women authors will be discussing their recently published books. CAPT Martha LaGuardia-Kotite USCGR (ret) ’89 will be joined by VADM Sandra “Sandy” Stosz ’82 and Kristin J. Arnold USCGR (ret) ’82.

Register for this event here!

Changing the Rules of Engagement brings to life the authentic, vivid stories of leadership from inspiring and adventurous women who achieved the extraordinary by serving their country in the U.S. military. These women shattered the glass ceiling and performed extraordinary feats by refusing to take “no” for an answer and learning how to lead in traditionally male-dominated environments. Martha LaGuardia-Kotite skillfully captures their leadership lessons, struggles, and successes—showing how courageous and tenacious women can achieve their goals and help change policy, insights also applicable to today’s leaders in corporate and business boardrooms.

Martha LaGuardia-Kotite’s bold leadership style empowered her to become one of the first women officers to serve aboard two Coast Guard cutters with all-male crews. Rising to the senior rank of captain in the U.S. Coast Guard, she served with distinction for twenty-nine years at sea and ashore. A TEDx and keynote speaker, empowerment enthusiast, and journalist with an MA from Harvard University, LaGuardia-Kotite is the author of the award-winning So Others May Live: Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers Saving Lives, Defying Death and has written for numerous publications and newspapers, including the Boston Globe. Last month a new edition of Changing the Rules of Engagement (Potomac, 2021) was published. Visit her website marthakotite.com or Instagram @MKotite for more information on her work.

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