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Cultivate your strength as a leader. Connect with other women executives. Athena makes it easy, with a mix of virtual and in-person events.

AthenaAllianceHost: Vera Nazarova AthenaAllianceHost: Vera AthenaAllianceHost: Nazarova AthenaAllianceHost: Priscilla Brenenstuhl AthenaAllianceHost: Priscilla AthenaAllianceHost: Brenenstuhl
Thu, Jan 20 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)
01/20/2022 9:00am01/20/2022 10:00 amAmerica/Los_Angeles: Mind & Meditation: A Method to Improve Corporate HappinessWho it's for: Executives interested in improving their leadership potential from the inside out.

Who's hosting: Athena member Vera Nazarova, VP, Global Controller at HUMAN (a cybersecurity company); Founder of Happy Culture Habits

What you'll learn:

- The importance of cultivating your personal happy habits and how they impact your leadership presence and job satisfaction

- How to encourage the same on your team

- How to use yoga, meditation, and breathwork as tools in your executive toolbox

- Specific tools and strategies to uplift yourself and your team
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Mind & Meditation: A Method to Improve Corporate Happiness

AthenaAllianceHost: Coco Brown AthenaAllianceHost: Coco AthenaAllianceHost: Brown
Fri, Jan 21 @ 12:00pm PT (1 hr)
01/21/2022 12:00pm01/21/2022 1:00 pmAmerica/Los_Angeles: A Look Inside AthenaJoin us for this special intro webinar, 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

AthenaAllianceHost: Tissa Richards AthenaAllianceHost: Tissa AthenaAllianceHost: Richards
Fri, Jan 21 @ 9:00am PT (1.25 hrs)
01/21/2022 9:00am01/21/2022 10:15 amAmerica/Los_Angeles: Guided Networking: Navigating Difficult & Dreaded ConversationsWho it’s for: Athena Alliance members and non-members via invite.

Who’s hosting: Tissa Richards, Athena coach & Silicon Valley Founder/CEO

What you’ll gain:

- How to de-escalate difficult or high-stakes conversations to maximize (or optimize) outcomes

- Simple reframing techniques, conversation approaches, and “conversation starters” to make difficult conversations easier and less dreaded

- The opportunity to build your network organically

- Connections within the Athena community built through meaningful conversation

This event is invite-only. Please reach out to us at [email protected] to be considered. Athena members can register from their account.
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Guided Networking: Navigating Difficult & Dreaded Conversations

AthenaAllianceHost: Maria Colacurcio AthenaAllianceHost: Maria AthenaAllianceHost: Colacurcio AthenaAllianceHost: Tama Smith AthenaAllianceHost: Tama AthenaAllianceHost: Smith AthenaAllianceHost: Coco Brown AthenaAllianceHost: Coco AthenaAllianceHost: Brown
Tue, Jan 25 @ 12:00pm PT (1 hr)
01/25/2022 12:00pm01/25/2022 1:00 pmAmerica/Los_Angeles: Compensation Equity: Where Great Companies Find Lasting SuccessEvery day, the pressure from employees, boards, investors, and governments grows to close persistent gaps in diversity and equity throughout a company’s employee base and leadership structure. The cost of ignoring these internal and external forces is clear: loss in brand power, increase in capital costs through attrition and inefficiency and a collapse in morale. For the first time in history, technology exists to meet this moment. Join Syndio’s CEO Maria Colacurcio to discuss how Workplace Equity is the next frontier for forward-thinking compensation committees and a foundational principle for ensuring that companies achieve lasting success in a 21st-century economy.Virtual
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Compensation Equity: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success

AthenaAllianceHost: Karen Mangia AthenaAllianceHost: Karen AthenaAllianceHost: Mangia AthenaAllianceHost: Coco Brown AthenaAllianceHost: Coco AthenaAllianceHost: Brown
Thu, Jan 27 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)
01/27/2022 9:00am01/27/2022 10:00 amAmerica/Los_Angeles: Success From Anywhere: Future of WorkThe future of work is less about how we reconfigure cubicles and more about how we can redesign our relationship with work. In this salon, Karen Mangia, Vice President of Customer and Market Insights at Salesforce and one of the most sought-after keynote speakers in the world, will be discussing how to construct the future of work to benefit both employers and employees. This discussion will be based on Karen's new book, Success From Anywhere: Create Your Own Future of Work from the Inside Out, and will leave you with a better sense of how to reclaim your time for what matters most. Karen will also be sharing strategies to navigate the Great Resignation. Join your fellow Athena members as we explore one of the most complicated relationships in our lives:  our relationship with success.Virtual
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Success From Anywhere: Future of Work

AthenaAllianceHost: Camille Chang Gilmore AthenaAllianceHost: Camille AthenaAllianceHost: Chang AthenaAllianceHost: Gilmore AthenaAllianceHost: Coco Brown AthenaAllianceHost: Coco AthenaAllianceHost: Brown
Fri, Jan 28 @ 12:00pm PT (1 hr)
01/28/2022 12:00pm01/28/2022 1:00 pmAmerica/Los_Angeles: CHRO Perspectives: HR as a Social ForceWho it’s for: HR & learning and development practitioners

Who’s hosting: Camille Chang Gilmore is Vice President of Human Resources (HR) and Global Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) for Boston Scientific. She has more than 25 years of HR leadership experience. Camille is on several boards, including the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation.

What you’ll learn:
- The hot topics on the minds of HR practitioners and board directors heading into 2022
- How to identify your organization’s top priorities among the noise
- Proven, practical actions SHRM recommends their members take on hot-button issues like mental health and burnout, retention, and Omnicron
- Outcomes of the newest research from SHRM, including the latest stats on DEI, pay equity, and the future of work
- How to lead positive change within your organization to make an impact on your work, workers, and workplace
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CHRO Perspectives: HR as a Social Force

AthenaAllianceHost: Coco Brown AthenaAllianceHost: Coco AthenaAllianceHost: Brown
Fri, Feb 04 @ 12:00pm PT (1 hr)
02/04/2022 12:00pm02/04/2022 1:00 pmAmerica/Los_Angeles: A Look Inside Athena for BusinessJoin Athena founder and CEO, Coco Brown, as she discusses how Athena partners with top companies to help them develop their senior leadership teams and accelerate executive learning.
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A Look Inside Athena for Business

AthenaAllianceHost: Daina Middleton AthenaAllianceHost: Daina AthenaAllianceHost: Middleton AthenaAllianceHost: Coco Brown AthenaAllianceHost: Coco AthenaAllianceHost: Brown
Wed, Feb 09 @ 12:00pm PT (1 hr)
02/09/2022 12:00pm02/09/2022 1:00 pmAmerica/Los_Angeles: Misfit MoxieWho’s it for:
The crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently.

Who’s hosting:
Athena member Daina Middleton—former HP & Twitter exec, CEO, board director, and industry-leading growth marketer and growth architect

What you’ll learn:
How to use what makes you different as a leadership superpower
How to identify and overcome limiting beliefs
How to trust yourself and your worldview to become a more powerful leader
The inspirational stories of misfits who’ve changed the world
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Misfit Moxie

AthenaAllianceHost: Tamara Kondic AthenaAllianceHost: Tamara AthenaAllianceHost: Kondic AthenaAllianceHost: Ali Panjwani AthenaAllianceHost: Ali AthenaAllianceHost: Panjwani AthenaAllianceHost: Nazan Akdeniz AthenaAllianceHost: Nazan AthenaAllianceHost: Akdeniz AthenaAllianceHost: David Donohoe AthenaAllianceHost: David AthenaAllianceHost: Donohoe AthenaAllianceHost: Coco Brown AthenaAllianceHost: Coco AthenaAllianceHost: Brown
Thu, Feb 10 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)
02/10/2022 9:00am02/10/2022 10:00 amAmerica/Los_Angeles: What You Need to Know to Uplist Your Public CompanyWho it’s for: Anyone looking to list their company on a national exchange (e.g. Nasdaq, NYSE, NYSE American)

Who’s hosting:Stock exchange listing experts Dave Donohoe and Tamara Kondic of Donohoe Advisory Associates. Securities industry expert Nazan Akdeniz of Roth Capital Partners. Securities and capital markets expert Ali Panjwani of Pryor Cashman

What you’ll learn:The four major listing requirement you must meet to upgrade to a major stock exchange. New SEC regulations board directors should be aware of common mistakes in the SEC filing process. How to build qualitative, quantitative, and corporate governance review into your listing process. How to raise capital in connection with an uplisting process
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What You Need to Know to Uplist Your Public Company

AthenaAllianceHost: Andrea Bonime-Blanc AthenaAllianceHost: Andrea AthenaAllianceHost: Bonime-Blanc AthenaAllianceHost: Lynelle Cameron AthenaAllianceHost: Lynelle AthenaAllianceHost: Cameron AthenaAllianceHost: Coco Brown AthenaAllianceHost: Coco AthenaAllianceHost: Brown
Wed, Feb 16 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)
02/16/2022 9:00am02/16/2022 10:00 amAmerica/Los_Angeles: Transforming ESG Risk into Business Value: The Rise of Chief Resilience OfficersIs your company ready for the rise of stakeholder capitalism and ESG that is gaining momentum in board rooms around the world? Join experts Andrea Bonime-Blanc and Lynelle Cameron for a practical discussion about the future of ESG and how leading companies are transforming ESG risk into resilience and value.  The turbulent decade we are in requires us to develop new muscles in resilience at all levels – individual resilience, board and company resilience, and societal/planetary resilience. Explore the emergence of Chief Resilience Officers and how these roles will help prepare cities and companies to adapt and transform in the face of intersecting and colliding megatrends and forces.Virtual
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Transforming ESG Risk into Business Value: The Rise of Chief Resilience Officers

AthenaAllianceHost: Coco Brown AthenaAllianceHost: Coco AthenaAllianceHost: Brown
Fri, Feb 18 @ 12:00pm PT (1 hr)
02/18/2022 12:00pm02/18/2022 1:00 pmAmerica/Los_Angeles: A Look Inside AthenaJoin us for this special intro webinar, designed for prospective Athena Alliance members and lead by Coco Brown, CEO and Founder of The Athena Alliance.
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A Look Inside Athena

AthenaAllianceHost: Coco Brown AthenaAllianceHost: Coco AthenaAllianceHost: Brown
Fri, Mar 04 @ 12:00pm PT (1 hr)
03/04/2022 12:00pm03/04/2022 1:00 pmAmerica/Los_Angeles: A Look Inside Athena for BusinessJoin Athena founder and CEO, Coco Brown, as she discusses how Athena partners with top companies to help them develop their senior leadership teams and accelerate executive learning.Virtual
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A Look Inside Athena for Business

AthenaAllianceHost: Coco Brown AthenaAllianceHost: Coco AthenaAllianceHost: Brown
Fri, Mar 18 @ 12:00pm PT (1 hr)
03/18/2022 12:00pm03/18/2022 1:00 pmAmerica/Los_Angeles: A Look Inside AthenaJoin us for this special intro webinar, designed for prospective Athena Alliance members and lead by Coco Brown, CEO and Founder of The Athena Alliance.
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A Look Inside Athena

AthenaAllianceHost: Coco Brown AthenaAllianceHost: Coco AthenaAllianceHost: Brown
Fri, Apr 01 @ 12:00pm PT (1 hr)
04/01/2022 12:00pm04/01/2022 1:00 pmAmerica/Los_Angeles: A Look Inside Athena Alliance for BusinessJoin Athena founder and CEO, Coco Brown, as she discusses how Athena partners with top companies to help them develop their senior leadership teams and accelerate executive learning.Virtual
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A Look Inside Athena Alliance for Business

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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, NACD.DC
    Senior Director @ Albertson's Companies, Board Advisor @ Sourcing Industry Group & RampRate

    “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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