Why partner with Athena Alliance for your next board director?

Access a network of world-class talent

The Athena ecosystem is more than 5,000 strong and growing.

Find board matches, fast

We are experts in board construct and recruiting.

Become a steward of diversity

Partnering with Athena showcases your commitment to and advocacy for women in leadership, setting you apart in your industry and in the media.

Outsource the heavy lifting

Retain your internal board selection processes and allow us to make the right connections for you.

Go at your own pace

Take your time and consider as many board candidates as you need.

Is Athena right for you?

Athena members are the top leaders in their industry. They are VP or above at commercial entities with $100M in revenue or more. At large enterprises, Athena members may be senior director or above. Athena women are also experienced board directors, partners or associates at investment firms, and CEOs building companies for scale.

Board matches

Since 2016, we have supported qualified women in matching with public and private boards

as well as advisory positions.

  • Jennifer McFarlane

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Loni Mahanta

    Appointed to Advisory Board

  • Edna Conway

    Appointed to Advisory Board

  • Asmau Ahmed

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Brenna Davis

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Brenna Davis

    Appointed to Advisory Board

  • Connie Certusi

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Sonali Sambhus

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Amy Vetter

    Appointed to Advisory Board

  • Pamela Patenaude

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Linda Medler

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Catherine Mohr

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Elsie Fletcher

    Appointed to Advisory Board

  • Diane Davis

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Nancy Callahan

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Teri Fontenot

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Ashlee Aldridge

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Kimberly Sheehy

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Linda Abraham

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Claire Thielke

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Sylvie Veilleux

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Sue Redman

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Toni Townes-Whitley

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Mari Baker

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Odile Roujol

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Nancy Vitale

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Paula LuPiore

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Sabrina Horn

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Karin Schwab

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Carol Meyers

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Jennifer Heard

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Mia Mulrennan

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Kathy Miller

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Rani Hublou

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Edna Conway

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Catherine Lego

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Kirsten Garen

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Marcy Campbell

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Pamela Connealy

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Olga Braylovskiy

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Lisa Campbell

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Daniela Mielke

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Maria Alvarez

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Elisa Schreiber

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Carmel Galvin

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Liz Tinkham

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Coco Brown

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Noel Heiks

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Amy Vetter

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Mary Ellen Smith

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Barbara Adey

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Carol Coughlin

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Yvonne Wassenaar

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Jenny Cheng

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Astha Malik

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Randi Feigin

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Patty Hatter

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Glo Gordon

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Mercedes De Luca

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Kira Wampler

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Coco Brown

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Sally Shankland

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Amy Bunszel

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Allison Pickens

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Mandy

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Barbara Nelson

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Jocelyn Mangan

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Laurie Yoler

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Amy Vetter

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Betsy Atkins

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Liz Tinkham

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Gayle Crowell

    Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Debbie Clifford

    Appointed to Board of Directors

Success fee process for
board director recruitment

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Discovery

We curate a recommended list of candidates from inside and beyond Athena’s membership base.

Summary

We send over only women we know fit and would be interested in your role. We give you concise summaries of each leader’s relevance.

Introduction

We’ll make as many introductions as you need. We typically see success after just 3 to 8 introductions.

Confidential

We respect your confidentiality, your privacy, and your processes.

What our board match clients are saying

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.

Steve Carrel

Managing Director

“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.”

Rick Smith

CEO @ AXON

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.

Greg Sands

Founding Partner

“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.”

Lawrence Coburn

CEO/Co-Founder @ Twine, Former CEO @ DoubleDutch

“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.”

Ashik Ahmed

CEO @ Deputy

“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’

Alex Shootman

CEO @ Workfront

“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.”

David Tupman

Independent Board Director @ Cirrus Logic, Pixelworks

“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.”

Peter Brereton

CEO @ Tecsys, Inc.

“We’re thrilled to have worked with Athena to bring veteran CEO and tech leader Penny Herscher onto our Board of Directors.”

Chris Cook

CEO @ Delphix

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