Kathy Korman Frey



Kathy Korman Frey
Founder/Chief Hot Momma

Kathy Korman Frey is an Entrepreneur in Residence at the George Washington University school of Business and teaches the award-winning Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership class. She is also the founder of the consulting firm Vision Forward (www.VisionForward.com). Since its inception in 2001, Vision Forward has become known for its unique approach to consulting which combines planning and staff training in a one-to-two day “bootcamp” format. The firm specializes in helping businesses with female leadership. Clients include AARP, The US Department of Justice, Entrepreneur’s Organization, Chief Executive’s Organization, Visa, and The Federal Drug Administration. Frey is also the creator of the world’s largest women’s case study database: The Hot Mommas Project. The cutting edge, crowd-sourced online library is the recipient of a 2006 Coleman Foundation Case Award and has been profiled by The Washington Post Magazine, NPR, and featured in Prentice Hall textbooks.

Prior to her current activities, Frey served as Chief Operating Officer for the National Council on the Aging Development Corporation where she worked with teams to develop, capitalize, and manage entrepreneurial ventures in the health and aging industries. She was part of the planning team for www.BenefitsCheckUp.org which today delivers a 200 to 1 ROI. Frey also served as an analyst and in management at Markowitz & McNaughton, Incorporated (later acquired by Citigate and partnered with The McLean Group) performing competitive and merger & acquisition analyses for Fortune 100 clients to advise the leaders of multinational corporations on strategic growth decisions.

Frey earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and her B.A. in English from the University of Virginia where she received the Seven Society’s James Earle Sargeant award for community service. She is a featured contributor on Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference site, the author of the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation blog, a Harvard Business School case author, and dubbed one of “America’s Top Business Bloggers” by the HSM World Business Forum. She is a regular speaker on the topics of women’s leadership and education, mentorship, and work-life balance. Frey is a former board member of the Alzheimer's Association, National Capital Area. She lives in DC with entrepreneur husband Josh Frey, their two children, Maxwell and Lilah, and dog Foxy.

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