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Tue, Mar 09 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)
03/09/2021 9:00am03/09/2021 10:00 amAmerica/Los_AngelesBuilding Your Company: Introducing Contract BasicsEvery type of contract has its own language, and your understanding of them is critical as a board director and C-suite leader. Strategic business advisor and legal counsel Marianne Dwight will share the basic elements you need to know about contracts, including the offer, consideration, confidentiality expectations, jurisdiction, governing law, breaches, remedies, assignability, conflicts of interest, obligations, indemnification clauses, and more. Get contract-literate fast in this informative salon. https://www.linkedin.com/in/marianne-dwight/?trk=public_profile_browsemap_profile-result-card_result-card_full-clickVirtual
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Introducing Contract Basics

Building Your Company

Wed, Mar 10 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)
03/10/2021 9:00am03/10/2021 10:00 amAmerica/Los_AngelesCorporate Oversight: The Most Exciting Technologies and Innovations in HealthcareThe U.S. spends more on healthcare per capita than any other country in the world. The sector consumers 18% of our GDP with inflation on healthcare goods and services exceeding 4-6x average CPI per year. The system will eventually bankrupt the country unless we find ways to bend the cost curve. In this session, experienced board director Afsaneh Naimollah, Managing Partner of XEN Partners, will guide Athena members in a discussion about the most exciting technologies and business models that attempt to directly address the rising costs in healthcare while bringing more efficiency to the system.Virtual
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The Most Exciting Technologies and Innovations in Healthcare

Corporate Oversight

Thu, Mar 11 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)
03/11/2021 9:00am03/11/2021 10:00 amAmerica/Los_AngelesMindful Leader: Explore Our Leadership Role in Ensuring Women and Girls Have Positive Self-ImageHow do you really feel about yourself? As women, leaders, and mothers, it is our responsibility to help shape a healthy sense of self and possibility for the next generation—and that starts with building a positive relationship with ourselves. Join Athena founder & CEO Coco Brown and integrated health and wellness coach Heidi Bodenheimer as they discuss our leadership role in ensuring women and girls have positive self-images. They will explore the state of women and body image today, why nothing we try (diets, exercising, mental health programs) seems to work, and what we can do about it now for ourselves, our girls, and our community.Virtual
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Explore Our Leadership Role in Ensuring Women and Girls Have Positive Self-Image

Mindful Leader

Tue, Mar 16 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)
03/16/2021 9:00am03/16/2021 10:00 amAmerica/Los_AngelesThought Leadership & Presence: Building Your Digital Presence Beyond Twitter, LinkedIn, and BlogsGet more confident on camera and build your digital thought leadership platform alongside your fellow Athena members. Join Jeff Frick, Founder of Menlo Creek Media and former general manager and host of theCUBE, to learn how to build your digital presence beyond “checking the box” of being active on social media. Jeff was instrumental in building theCUBE into one of the most recognized brands in Enterprise tech, producing over 1,800 interviews, panels, fireside chats, and game show segments. Go behind the scenes of Jeff’s studio to learn how he creates an optimal space for his digital presence, and learn his tips and tracks for creating a professional and polished digital image in 2021. He will help you develop your digital story to tell people the who, why, and what that builds your thought leadership—and how to analyze the data to maximize your impact.   Consider watching these as pre Salon Prep: Coco Brown, Girls In Tech Catalyst Conference 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALr_QAT6G2k&feature=youtu.be Coco Brown, CUBE Conversation August 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRDtIOeBfBk&feature=youtu.be Michele Bettencourt, Turn the Lens with Jeff Frick, Episode 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XESG1DGW3PY&feature=youtu.be EXCLUSIVE Special Bonus for Athena Alliance Salon We'll go behind the scenes at the "Turn the Lens" home studio, and "turn the cameras" around so you can see the set up.Virtual
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Building Your Digital Presence Beyond Twitter, LinkedIn, and Blogs

Thought Leadership & Presence

Thu, Mar 18 @ 12:00pm PT (1 hr)
03/18/2021 12:00pm03/18/2021 1:00 pmAmerica/Los_AngelesMindful Leader: Honing the Skills for Your Board Journey Pt.2Well-rounded leaders with honed executive leadership and communication skills bring the fastest time to value as board directors. In Part II of Honing the Skills for Your Board Journey, Silicon Valley founder, speaker, and executive coach Tissa Richards explores the most important skills of effective board directors and why they matter.   In this salon, you’ll learn how to: ·      Articulate, internalize, and communicate your value proposition ·      Translate your value proposition from the C-Suite to the boardroom ·      Develop and communicate thought leadership ·      Identify and communicate your leadership style ·      Deliver rapid time to value as a board member   This will help you: ·      Operate with executive presence ·      Easily resolve conflict, have hard conversations, or mediate disputes ·      Establish a reputation and be considered and referred for positions ·      Increase your chances of securing board seats when you interviewVirtual
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Honing the Skills for Your Board Journey Pt.2

Mindful Leader

Fri, Mar 19 @ 10:00am PT (1 hr)
03/19/2021 10:00am03/19/2021 11:00 amAmerica/Los_AngelesA Look Inside Athena: A Look Inside AthenaJoin us for this special intro session, designed for prospective Athena Alliance members and lead by Coco Brown, CEO and Founder of The Athena Alliance.Virtual
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A Look Inside Athena

A Look Inside Athena

Fri, Mar 19 @ 12:00pm PT (1 hr)
03/19/2021 12:00pm03/19/2021 1:00 pmAmerica/Los_AngelesEvolving Your Career: From Executive to Steward of the BusinessVirtual
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From Executive to Steward of the Business

Evolving Your Career

Tue, Mar 23 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)
03/23/2021 9:00am03/23/2021 10:00 amAmerica/Los_AngelesMindful Leader: Assessing Decision-Making Using AIJoin Athena member & CEO of Meseekna, a validated, science-driven platform to assess decision making that has been used by the world’s most elite decision-makers from NASA astronauts to neurosurgeons, to discuss how individual decision-making styles can impact organizational dynamics and strategy. Learn more about Meseekna’s mission to improve how we approach critical inflection points and their findings on the science of decision-making. This interactive session will feature a decision-making simulation followed by breakouts to discuss your results and findings.Virtual
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Assessing Decision-Making Using AI

Mindful Leader

Wed, Mar 24 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)
03/24/2021 9:00am03/24/2021 10:00 amAmerica/Los_AngelesCorporate Oversight: 2021 Proxy seasonThe true impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in the US have not yet been fully realized in the boardroom. Looking forward to the 2021 proxy season,  Athena member Sabrina N. Hannam, Advisory Board Member of Structured Finance, Opal Group, shares how your company should prepare for an era where we are rethinking the role of the corporation in society. She will explain why certain topics will be central boardroom conversations this year—and how your company can prepare for stakeholder governance and ESG reporting expectations in 2021.Virtual
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2021 Proxy season

Corporate Oversight

Fri, Mar 26 @ 12:00pm PT (1 hr)
03/26/2021 12:00pm03/26/2021 1:00 pmAmerica/Los_AngelesCommunity & Connecting: Athena Community & Connecting: "Guided NetworkingFor Concierge Service members only.  Join an intimate, facilitated and fun virtual networking event, allowing you to form meaningful connections with fellow Athena members. You’ll be guided through a series of conversation starters and placed in breakout rooms. Discover more about those in your community and learn ways to advance one another’s interests. No preparation required; simply show up and enjoy.  Virtual
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Athena Community & Connecting: "Guided Networking

Community & Connecting

Tue, Mar 30 @ 12:00pm PT (1 hr)
03/30/2021 12:00pm03/30/2021 1:00 pmAmerica/Los_AngelesSpecial Circumstances: How COVID-19 Could Enable the Inclusion of WomenDiversity, equity, and inclusion are pressing problems for corporations, and the COVID-19 crisis has brought these problems to the forefront. News articles abound discussing the economic impact of Covid-19 on women, with women more likely to be laid off, scale back their work, or leave the workforce entirely. The COVID-19 crisis has revealed, however, that many workplaces are capable of being more flexible with the help of technology.  Athena member Ifeoma Ajunwa, Associate Professor at UNC School of Law and founding director of the AI Decision-Making Research Program, explores how corporations committed to diversity and inclusion can retain more women in the workplace. She will share best practices for doubling down on efforts to support women workers, including staggered workplaces, remote work options, shorter work days, and more.Virtual
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How COVID-19 Could Enable the Inclusion of Women

Special Circumstances

Wed, Mar 31 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)
03/31/2021 9:00am03/31/2021 10:00 amAmerica/Los_AngelesRisk & Crisis Management: Governance Deep Dive – Megatrend #1: Tech Disruption at the Speed of LightAndrea Bonime-Blanc takes Athena members on a deep-dive into the first governance megatrend of 2021: “tech disruption at the speed of light”. She will explore key characteristics and examples of tech disruption and the role of the board in times of rapid-fire technological change, risk, and opportunity. Learn how to future-proof your organization through tech disruption governance in this engaging and informative salon. This is the second in a six-part series on navigating strategic ESGT (ESG + technology) in transformational times based on Andrea’s 2020 book, Gloom to Boom: How Leaders Transform Risk into Resilience and Value. Suggested Readings: Chapter 6 of Gloom to Boom: “Technology: Transforming technology risk into opportunity from cyber-fear to trusted tech” Articles:  “Technology Trust and Ethics: A Governance Toolkit”-https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VvNlYVzt4mM63E8tJf1yAyl5cJVLHBgf/view?usp=sharing and "Technology and Risk in Stormy Times"-https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SEXnonxCam-I2sB3n9NnTpWP712hyol0/view?usp=sharingVirtual
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Governance Deep Dive – Megatrend #1: Tech Disruption at the Speed of Light

Risk & Crisis Management

Fri, Apr 16 @ 12:00pm PT (1 hr)
04/16/2021 12:00pm04/16/2021 1:00 pmAmerica/Los_AngelesA Look Inside Athena: A Look Inside AthenaJoin us for this special intro session, designed for prospective Athena Alliance members and lead by Coco Brown, CEO and Founder of The Athena Alliance.Virtual
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A Look Inside Athena

A Look Inside Athena

Fri, Apr 23 @ 12:00pm PT (1 hr)
04/23/2021 12:00pm04/23/2021 1:00 pmAmerica/Los_AngelesCommunity & Connection: Peer Workshop: "Learn to Use Stories to Scale Your Board Search"For Concierge Service members only. Stories are more memorable than data – you are 12x more likely to remember a story than statistics. When you bring your value proposition to life with stories, your listeners will remember the value you bring, and why. This makes it easier for your network to retell those stories, amplify your value proposition, and help you scale your board search. It also increases the chances you’ll be recommended for opportunities when your story and related value proposition are remembered and retold.  In this workshop, facilitated by Athena Alliance executive coach Tissa Richards, we’ll practice illustrating your value proposition with stories. You’ll get immediate feedback from other Athena members. Did your story make your value proposition clear and memorable? Can they easily tell your story back to you? This is how you know your story can be repeated and scaled across your network. Before we meet: Please review this material to prepare: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1QRvIDq_7ew7DcGp_ap86z_z1-1Y7JssP?usp=sharing This content will provide the foundation you need to get the most out of this workshop. Member-guided: This is a gathering of fellow Athena members, allowing you to network and practice sharing your value stories. We will place you in breakout rooms to facilitate your learning.Virtual
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Peer Workshop: "Learn to Use Stories to Scale Your Board Search"

Community & Connection

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  • Keysha Bailey
    CFO @ Rocketship Education

    “Athena is a fantastic resource, their salons are engaging and on point.”

  • Kiki Katz
    Sr. Director, North America Customer Coverage, Analytics & Sales Compensation @ Grainger

    “As an Aspiring Director, the virtual salons provide a flexible framework to round out my development.”

  • Rhonda Mims
    Executive Vice President @ Centene Corporation

    “I really enjoy the weekly virtual salons hosted by Athena Alliance. Each week the topics are timely, provide excellent content, and offer a great intimate way to connect with other corporate board members. The sessions rock!”

  • Gail Marcus
    Independent Board Director @ Triple-S Salud, Natera

    “I was fortunate to host a Virtual Salon for Athena. Not only was it nice to share my experiences, but more importantly to engage with members who brought different experiences and asked thoughtful, provaocative questions. As a result of hosting this event, I was brought opportunities from other members to advise their companies. Additionally, I met many phenomenal women leaders that I can now count as resources in the future.”

  • Isaura Gaeta
    VP Security Research, Intel Product Assurance & Security Engineering @ Intel

    “The Athena virtual salons have been a wonderful way to keep my board learning going during this pandemic. I was initially thinking that I had lost my opportunity to network in 2020 but was pleasantly surprised to find this vibrant network of like-minded women to actively engage with on board readiness information.”

  • Anjali Shah
    SVP, Business Innovation @ Wells Fargo @ Video Collaboratory

    “The Virtual Salons are informative, impactful and provide growth and focus to my own professional journey in consumable, constructive and meaningful ways. Athena's Alliance is clearly staying true to its vision by championing and building leaders in a supportive community setting. The salons inspire me to expand my horizons, learn more and give back.”

  • Bhawna Singh
    CTO @ Glassdoor

    “Athena has been a powerful platform for me to dive into a variety of topics for board readiness on a schedule that works for me. Virtual Salons in particular are a hit with experienced speakers and engaged women community.”

  • Millicent Tracy
    Board Member & Advisor @ Kidfund, Park Place Payments, BlytzPay (Advisor), Nacha (Advisor)

    “The Virtual Salons have been a great way to not only further my knowledge about the boardroom, but also to develop some great connections that have been valuable in my journey to finding the right board positions. I look forward to continuing to learn more best practices about how to navigate the boardroom and expand my network of amazing women that are so eager to help, mentor and guide me on my road to my next board position. Thank you Athena Alliance!”

  • Nithya Ruff
    Executive Director, Open Source Program Office & Comcast @ Rochester Institute of Technology (Advisor)

    “Athena Virtual Salons have been a highlight in my board preparedness - injecting real world conversations, education and connections on board competencies. All in a safe and collaborative space! Love it.”

  • Purvee Kondal
    Sr. Dr. Technology Sector @ Globality @ RampRate (advisor)

    “There is so much valuable content in the Learning Library. The Internet is a world of free content, but it’s very hard to find the right, targeted information. Athena’s topics are specific and succinct, from leaders who have "been there, done that", and who are available to offer valuable executive perspectives that you can’t get elsewhere.”

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    CFO @ Rocketship Education

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    Sr. Director, North America Customer Coverage, Analytics & Sales Compensation @ Grainger

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  • Rhonda Mims
    Executive Vice President @ Centene Corporation

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  • Gail Marcus
    Independent Board Director @ Triple-S Salud, Natera

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    VP Security Research, Intel Product Assurance & Security Engineering @ Intel

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    SVP, Business Innovation @ Wells Fargo @ Video Collaboratory

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    CTO @ Glassdoor

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    Board Member & Advisor @ Kidfund, Park Place Payments, BlytzPay (Advisor), Nacha (Advisor)

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    Executive Director, Open Source Program Office & Comcast @ Rochester Institute of Technology (Advisor)

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    Sr. Dr. Technology Sector @ Globality @ RampRate (advisor)

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