Bethany Coates, '98

Founder and CEO, BreakLine Education

Prior to founding BreakLine, Bethany was an Assistant Dean at Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), where she led global and social impact education. Her work included establishing Stanford business education throughout the world, including China, Europe, India, Mexico, and South America. Bethany co-led the creation of a GSB program that provides entrepreneurship education to Post-9/11 Veterans. She also developed case studies and curricular content used by Stanford GSB today.

Prior to her time at Stanford, Bethany was a consultant at McKinsey & Co. a leading global management consulting firm. She serves or has served on the advisory boards of a number of nonprofits and social ventures, including, PROMOTE, and Samaschool. In 2018, she was honored to receive the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service on behalf of the BreakLine team.

She earned her A.B. from Princeton University, and her M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.