Unleash Your Impact

The Athena Alliance is a community that propels leaders to build impact, whether it’s in the C-suite, in the boardroom, as an investor, as an entrepreneur, as a thought leader and beyond.



As a board member, you bring your experience into play in a new way—as a trusted advisor, thought partner, and fiduciary. At Athena, we guide you to secure the right connections and board opportunities and keep your expertise current through our live and on-demand learning. Athena has directly supported over 450 women to join boards. That’s more than any other organization can claim on a number of candidates to opportunity ratio!


You create impact through your team in this fast-paced world. From Senior Director to CEO, Athena offers the right community, learning, and expert guidance to help you shape your leadership and advancement. We’ve helped over 2,000 women elevate their careers in and to the C-suite.


You’ve gained a breadth of experience and are ready to stand on a bigger stage: write a book, start a podcast, teach at the local university, advise startups, or build a consultancy. How will you share your wisdom and influence?


As an investor, you have the opportunity to shape the future of products and the companies that bring them to market, while building wealth. Being an intentional investor requires learning about wealth creation, angel investing, and building a portfolio. Gain the support, network, wisdom, and access you need with Athena.


Starting with an idea, building a plan, getting traction, and looking to scale. Entrepreneurs can have the ultimate impact, but also need support on the journey to turn vision to reality. At Athena they find the toolkit, the connections and support structure to make it happen.

Build your portfolio of impact.

You have 20+ years of experience behind you and likely 20 or more to go. You are not a title. You are not a single career.

How will you continue to leave your mark across the professional landscape?

Athena gives you the tools and resources to expand your reach. Come explore!

Athena expands your impact through the integration of community, content and coaching

Your Athena membership unlocks access to…

Base membership starts at $2500 and includes everything listed except the signature courses.

Contact us to learn about membership options.

  • A supportive community of thousands helping each other rise

  • A dedicated member success team to help you make those connections

  • A comprehensive content library with self-guided learning paths

  • Signature courses you can experience with a cohort

  • In-person meet ups hosted by Athena members and staff

  • Live Weekly Salons and Peer Groups led by experts from the world’s most innovative companies

  • 1:1 coaching with our world-class executive and board-level coaches

  • Connections to executive and board opportunities

The Athena leader is....

Athena members are typically in or close to the Boardroom and the C-suite. This includes experienced board directors, CEOs, executives, as well as investors engaging with CEOs and boards, entrepreneurs building companies to scale, former executives in their Third Act, and individuals making their way to the C-suite.

This can vary by company size and stage, so we look at members holistically and invite you to reach out to us if you're unsure whether you're a fit.

Reach your most ambitious goals and think bigger with Athena
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Amy Bunszel

Senior Vice President, Design and Creation Products @ Autodesk; Board Director @ Pixelworks

“Athena has given me an incredibly high quality peer group to network with and learn from. The connections I’ve made through Athena are with people who truly care about supporting each other and have the wisdom and experience to add value.”

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Purvee Kondal

Vice President @ Sephora, Board Advisor @ Sourcing Industry Group & RampRate

“Finding talented women leaders that were open to sharing and supporting other women was one of my initial reasons for joining Athena. Having joined it, I have gained so much valuable insights, support, and access that, as a minority woman leader, otherwise would have been less forthcoming. Athena has been paving the way to embrace diversity as a foundation and it has been refreshing to experience and be a part of.”

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Beverly Cole

CEO & President @ Cole Renrick LLC; Board Director @ Founders First Capital Partners, Bank OZK

“Athena’s Virtual Salons provide invaluable information you won’t find in any book. I log in to listen, and suddenly topics I needed to know—but didn’t know I did not know—are being discussed.”

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Merline Saintil

COO, R&D and IT @ Change Healthcare; Board Director @ Lightspeed HQ, Banner Bank, ShotSpotter Inc.

“The question is, how do you get high-touch, one-on-one connections? 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.”

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Caroline Tsay

CEO @ Compute Software

“Athena Alliance is tireless in its mission to bring valuable opportunities and indispensable resources to its membership. There are only actions and results—from matching me to stimulating board roles, promoting my company and my profile among industry leaders, to helping me make the most important business connections, when I think of any organization that is a must to be a part of, I first think of Athena Alliance.”

Our members represent
Athena by the numbers

women supported to board roles


key connections faciliated between members


hours of learning content available


live events per week