Lyn Turknett Named “2015 Woman of Purpose” by United Way of Greater Atlanta

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Carolyn (Lyn) Turknett has been named the 2015 Woman of Purpose by United Way of Greater Atlanta.

Lyn will be honored at United Way’s “Fourth Annual Leading a Life of Purpose” on Thursday, May 7th at the Woodruff Arts Center from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The event will feature a panel discussion with Kate Atwood, Executive Director of the Arby’s Foundation, Marty Evans, Rear Admiral, Retired, of the U.S. Navy and former CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA as well as the American Red Cross, and Virginia A. Hepner, President and CEO of the Woodruff Arts Center. United Way’s Leading a Life of Purpose event recognizes women as key drivers of change and growth in philanthropy.

Lyn served on the United Way of Greater Atlanta Board of Directors for seven years and has chaired the Community Investments Committee and United Way’s annual DeKalb campaign. She currently serves on the Community Impact Council and the DeKalb County Advisory Board. She also serves on the Alexis de Tocqueville Society cabinet as the Engagement Chair. She is a strong supporter of the Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV), and she and her husband, Bob, served as honorary co-chairs of the annual Hearts with Hope gala in 2009. Lyn is an elder in the Presbyterian Church.

Lyn Turknett is the President of Turknett Leadership Group (TLG), a company she co-founded with her husband and business partner, Bob Turknett. She has worked for over 25 years in leadership consulting with a focus on character in leadership, organization assessment and change, executive team development, identification and development of high potentials, and succession planning. Lyn and Bob co-authored Decent People, Decent Company: How to Lead with Character at Work and in Life. The book is based on the Turknett Leadership Character Model™, a model that describes the kind of character all of us need to lead wherever we are. TLG founded the Leadership Character Awards, and annual event that honors leaders of character in the business, education and nonprofit sectors.

About Turknett Leadership Group

TLG’s expertise is Leadership. We are Atlanta’s premiere resource for Executive Coaching, Leadership Talent Assessment, Executive Team Development, Cultural Assessment, Executive Selection, and more. Through an approach grounded in science and guided by the Leadership Character Model, we help organizations with hiring the best people, identifying and developing high potentials, and creating an ethical culture. For more information please visit our site at

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