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Over one third of our members are women on public or significant private boards. As an Athena member you will be amongst true peers as you build strong relationships to advance your board savvy and board network.
Our members-only technology platform allows you to access open board seats, educational resources, and a strong community of peers. Plus, Athena will be your trusted partner in your own boards’ recruitment process.
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Athena has been a tremendous resource for me in my capacity as NCG Chair and Member at several public company boards. The Athena team is proactive, accessible, and creative in sourcing strong diversity candidates for our consideration.
I’m a firm believer in the value of participating in events, the key is to not to just show up at the events, it is what you do during events and post events. The real value in Athena events is that they serve as an opportunity to elevate your network.
In addition to potential candidates for private company Boards, I am frequently asked for candidates for Public Boards. Recently, I asked the Athena Alliance to make referrals of candidates for several large public boards. The Athena Group continually identifies the best few women to put forward.
I had thought I had a good handle on it. But I learned how to have a more executive presence. To speak more deliberately. To avoid uptalk. I’ve been the only woman in the room for 30 years, so I thought I could do this. But the experience with Athena was very helpful and empowering.
I know you are behind many women, but I can't help feeling you are behind me with such a strong forward force, that I feel like the only person you think about, the only person whose mission you are moving forward.
Athena Alliance is one of the best ventures in self-development that I have done. The aspiration and connection, provided me with entry into a world I didn’t even know existed. I think every senior leader at Microsoft ought to have access to an experience like this.
I recommend Athena to aspiring women directors as a result of the coaching and training they provide to help prepare women to pursue their first board seat. I'm passionate about the Athena mission and am a big fan of the work that they do to advance women in the boardroom.
Delphix is proud to partner with the Athena Alliance in our joint commitment to empowering more women to pursue positions of leadership. A trusted advisor, the Athena Alliance recognizes the impact that diverse perspectives can make to propel brands into true market leaders.
I have gotten a great deal out of my membership with Athena and look forward to continuing the relationship.
The networking that I have done as I have connected with other highly successful women in the area has been priceless. Even thinking of myself in that same “league” as some of these highly accomplished women has shifted my personal self-perceptions.
Athena Alliance has been instrumental to OpenView in more ways than we can count. When we realized that we needed support if we were going to make a difference adding women to our network and the boards of our portfolio companies, Athena was the answer.
Athena is recognized as a champion of women leaders as a go-to resource for companies looking to add high caliber people to their board. It is a joy and privilege to work with them.
Just want to say thank you again to Devon for organizing, Marilyn for hosting, and Bill Wagner for sharing his insights into managing the Management/CEO/Board relationships. It was fabulous to learn from Bill and all of your questions and comments. I look forward to the next event.
This was another knock-the-cover-off-the-ball event. Everyone was so engaged. We touched the tip of a very important iceberg.
The work that the coaches did with me to hone my elevator pitch has again been very effective in the way I introduce myself to C-level executives now and has boosted my own view of myself and my role.
As an Athena Pioneer, I am pleased to support and be supported by such an amazing women's organization. I strongly encourage every company who is looking to realize the significant business value of a diverse Board of Directors to reach out to Athena now.
Adriana is responsive and gets things done with a very high level of quality. She is a master with words and how to communicate effectively and efficiently. Thanks for having her work with me.
My sessions with Hillary have been so informative, so enlightening. I have made your insights a fabric of my life in everything I do.
I reached out to a few successful female leaders in my network and learned about the lack of centralized community that helps them grow from middle manager to C-level and then to the boardroom.
Adriana - Thank you very much for your excellent work here. I attended the UW Foster Women Board of Directors conference today and was able to leverage the elevator pitch. The room was amazed by the concise and strong tone. You have a gift in helping people to translate achievements into results.
Athena is the reason I am on the PriceSmart board. While I am a very experienced and well-known CEO and public board director, I still found Athena enormously valuable to my process of filling out my Board Portfolio to highlight the unique skills not visible on my resume that made this a perfect fit
We believe helping our portfolio companies build strong, diverse boards provides tremendous value. Our partnership with Athena Alliance provides us with a unique opportunity to leverage Athena’s expertise in identifying highly-qualified women as independent directors for our portfolio company boards
Athena helps executives shape a board bio, tell their story, and connect to the right networks to ensure you are in the right place at the right time —all of which are difficult to do when you’re super busy. The fact that it can be tailored to each individual member is amazing.
I had a great experience at my first board meeting with Barrick. All of the support and prep with your team definitely paid off. Thanks for all of your help!
As the very first investor in Athena Alliance, I continue to be impressed by the tremendous impact and growth that this organization has had in such a short period of time. Our mission is bold and compelling and I'm thrilled to be a part of it.
Athena Alliance is great at helping women who are seeking their first board position and those who are looking to expand their board portfolio. One of the best attributes of the organization is the networking.
The Athena community is incredible. I’ve made invaluable connections: two advisors and one potential customer, which I did not expect! The bar is just really high.
Athena is an organization that has changed my life for the better. Athena’s white glove service is unlike any other ‘women’s organization’ I have been a part of. I felt the Athena team truly wanted me to succeed and would do whatever possible to make it happen.
We’re thrilled to have worked with Athena to bring veteran CEO and tech leader Penny Herscher onto our Board of Directors. Penny's deep knowledge of startup acceleration and growth will play an important part in our continued effort to build a long-lasting brand.
The journey has been great. The coaches and the process for Athena have been excellent.
We’ve enhanced our network of top executive women who are actively engaged in discussion with our firm and our portfolio by 142 in the last year alone.
I really appreciated Adriana’s help with my EP over the last few days. The turnaround was quick and I had several "aha's" from our conversation about how to position myself better. And, I loved her approach to getting to my value.
The Athena Alliance has been valuable to me on several fronts - providing useful board-readiness training and insights via informational sessions, facilitating introductions to boards in active recruitment, and enabling connections with a powerful community of women.
The Athena Alliance is a powerful and game-changing organization at many levels. Personally, Athena opened doors and created the network trust I needed to have access to public board opportunities that otherwise would have remained hidden.
In my role as a venture capitalist, I serve on Boards and help our companies build their Boards. I have attended and participated in a number of Athena Alliance events, and have always been impressed by the quality of executives in the network, the content of the events, and community.
Athena Alliance is tireless in its mission to bring valuable opportunities and indispensable resources to its membership. There are only actions and results.
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