“The Athena Alliance connected us with a broad array of incredibly talented women from a variety of disciplines, all with deep knowledge and experience in various technology sectors. Importantly, the process could not have been easier and more enjoyable.”
“When your company is about building a product for the WORLD, you need a board that represents the WORLD. That representation comes from diversity. Diversity of gender, culture, industry etc. Something I learnt from my BoD Karen Page is that “Marketing is about awareness and recognition”. That’s what Athena Alliance does -> they make you aware of the diversity advantage and help you recognize it.”
Even though we didn’t ultimately select someone through Athena Alliance, they identified some terrific candidates and helped to elevate the discussion with our CEO and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. In total, we looked at roughly 100 candidates, and Athena-sourced candidates made up two of the top five.
“Sourcing world class board members is a tough challenge for a startup. Typically, our options are limited to going through our existing board, or personal networks. Athena opened up a new channel for us, and allowed us to meet incredibly talented and driven women execs who were board ready. I could not recommend Athena more strongly if sourcing world class women leaders for your board is important to you.”
“Athena blew our board away with the caliber of candidates they presented for board expansion, making it extremely difficult to choose. On top of this, their approach to community and learning for female executives is incredible; several of our executives are active participants. I consider our partnership with them a strategic advantage’
“Having worked with Athena’s Board Match programs on two public company boards, I continue to be impressed with Athena’s broad network. The Athena team is responsive to our needs and ready to connect us with top women board leaders who offer fresh perspectives and diverse skillsets.”
We were very pleased with our experience working with Athena Alliance. They were very focused on our board’s needs and provided us a list of qualified candidates that far exceeded our expectations. I would strongly recommend using Athena and look forward to working with them again in the future.
“We’re thrilled to have worked with Athena to bring veteran CEO and tech leader Penny Herscher onto our Board of Directors.”
“The experience of working with Athena Alliance was excellent. The talent pool was deep and Samantha moved the process along efficiently. The toughest part was choosing our shortlist! Our board is much stronger as a result. Thanks.”