Athena Alliance is leading the way to increasing women, and women of color to be placed on corporate boards. They are a true leader in ensuring diversity and inclusion is met at the executive level.
Since joining Athena, I have felt a synergy amongst the members that I have never felt before within a networking dynamic. The members and Athena team are really passionate about helping each other. They equally provide actionable details to assist you with your Board Member/Board Advisory journey and will connect you with individuals that can be the catalyst to further your efforts on securing said roles. You couldn’t ask for a more welcoming group of ladies that lock arms and help each other climb the ladder to their next career post!
Athena Alliance has managed to curate some of the most relevant and engaging virtual salons for prospective board members. They aren’t your typical video webinars with a speaker, but rather experts from the Athena Alliance network who are engaging attendees around board specific topics. No lectures, more a like a dinner party on zoom.
Athena is such a wonderful platform! I have attended several salons, learned so much, and connected with AMAZING women. From the authenticity of the salons and the quality of the learning to the wonderful opportunities Athena shares with the community, I’m so impressed with your organization and thankful to be member.
Joining Athena was great because, throughout my career, I only had one other woman mentor to rely on. The rules of the game were never explained to me nor made visible; I was only told where I can/cannot enter—and I never understood why. Athena explained the unstated rules and helped me discover new allies. I now not only have the support of an amazing woman leader, but also many others who welcome diversity and bring leadership styles that one can look up to, admire, and continue to learn from.
Athena Alliance has provided me with an amazing network of women who are actively serving on boards. Learning from their real world experiences has been invaluable in preparing me for my own board search.