“OpenView Venture Partners’ connection to the Athena Alliance and its network of powerful women is part of our strategic advantage. Over 80 percent of the candidates we have suggested to our portfolio CEOs for board seats in the last year have been women because of Athena Alliance.
“Within two weeks, Athena Alliance provided over 100 incredible candidates for Greycroft’s inaugural board networking session. Over a third of these candidates were selected to meet with Greycroft CEOs during the event and over half of the selected candidates are in further discussions to potentially join Greycroft boards. Not only did Athena provide top-notch candidates but the team was responsive, strategic, and creative. Greycroft could not have pulled off this event without Athena Alliance.”
“We believe helping our portfolio companies build strong, diverse boards provides tremendous value. Our partnership with Athena Alliance provides us with a unique opportunity to leverage Athena’s expertise in identifying highly-qualified women as independent directors for our portfolio company boards, and to amplify the impact of the female executives already in our portfolio.”
“We have committed to take explicit action that helps our portfolio companies move toward gender equality. Partnering with Athena Alliance has expanded our pipeline and network of world-class female talent for independent board director and executive leadership roles and also provided unique learning opportunities for women executives in our portfolio.”