Diversity, inclusion, and equity apply to every aspect of Athena – from our members to our team to our coaches and our partners. We strive to be a community that supports women from all backgrounds, all abilities, all cultures. And, we’re dedicated to evaluating our efforts with transparency, and a desire to lead change from the front.
We’re on the path to 37.6% of our membership to be women of color or underrepresented groups. Why 37.6%? Women of color are 37.6% of the US female population. This is just our starting point. We want that number to grow and evolve over time to mirror – and to celebrate – the diversity in the global communities we serve.
Our team is global, multicultural, and multitalented. We are diverse in education, perspective, and ethnicity. We connect from all corners of the world to support our members, and each other.
Many of our coaches have been with us since our earliest days, and in the last year we’ve nearly tripled our coaching staff to support a rise for expert guidance and support. Our next hurdle: diversify our coaches to ensure our members have a broad range of support, in both expertise and culture.
We count on forward-thinking CEOs, investment firms, and corporations to be our greatest allies in achieving diversity at the highest ranks of leadership. We’re proud to partner with a range of companies, from startup to government, from private equity to venture capital. And, we’ll continue to champion these companies as they navigate their own path to improving diversity and better business outcomes.
The Athena Rising Foundation was created to see underrepresented women take a place at every level of senior leadership, from executives, to the C-suite, to the boardroom. Join forward-thinking leaders and top brands as they work to ensure the top ranks of business mimic society.