A Mission-Directed Non-Profit With A Vision

Women Impacting at the Highest Levels of Leadership

Our Vision

Our vision is a world where women can contribute at their highest level of impact, to ensure our society increasingly benefits from the indisputable value of gender diversity in leadership. Athena’s mission is to create key connections that promote qualified women to board of director opportunities and help them excel as they serve in that role.


We actively support women in the development of their board package and understanding of the unique value they bring to board service.

  • Resource Library
  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Networking
  • Recognition
  • Developed Board Package


We actively put women forward for identified board opportunities.

  • Private
  • Public
  • Non Profit
  • Advisory

Working directly with VCs, CEOs, Executive Recruiters and Seated Directors to do so.


We actively help seated women directors succeed in the role, and prepare for the next role.

  • Intimate Birds of a Feather
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Tailored & Intimate Training just for Athena Directors

The Athena EffectTM


Find Out About The Benefits of Membership

The Athena Alliance Secures Its First Champion-level Sponsorship from Autodesk

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The Athena Alliance is thrilled to announce our first Champion-level sponsorship from Autodesk, a global leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Autodesk’s generosity will enable The Athena Alliance…

Lights, Camera, Action at New Relic!

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On Friday, July 22nd, The Athena Alliance joined Emmy Award-winning producer Patsy Northcutt, director Henry Hopkins of H2Video, and executive coach Nan Crawford for a day of filming at New…

Event Recap: July’s Elevator Pitch Night

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Elevator rides can be short, so if you need to describe your personal brand and experience in the time it takes to climb a few floors, you’re going to need…

The Athena Alliance is now a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization

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Dear members, supporters, and friends, The Athena Alliance has achieved many important goals in its first six months of operations – we have strengthened our network, expanded our community, and…

The Athena Alliance makes its first board match

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The Athena Alliance is proud to announce that FireEye CMO Kara Wilson has been appointed to the board of enterprise software company Jitterbit. Read the press release below to learn…

Global law firm DLA Piper to represent The Athena Alliance

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The Athena Alliance is thrilled to announce that global law firm DLA Piper will graciously be contributing its pro-bono services as The Athena Alliance’s legal counsel. In addition to supporting…

The Athena Alliance secures its first corporate sponsorship from Intuit

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The Athena Alliance is proud to announce that it has secured its first corporate sponsorship from Intuit. Intuit’s generosity will enable The Athena Alliance to increase the visibility of executive…