Women First, Community First – Entirely Virtual

Athena activates the connections, knowledge, and opportunities executive leaders need to break through the barriers that line the “last mile” of their career – to the C-suite, boardroom, or the world of entrepreneurship and investing.

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How women will advance at scale

Consider this: there are 5,000 CEOs in San Francisco alone; 4,750 are men, 250 are women. It would take 17 San Franciscos to create a community of CEOs for women that men have in one physical location.

Virtual is the only model that can take the small numbers of successful women from everywhere and turn them into a truly powerful global community. As you continue to climb in your career, you should be able to look both within and outside your profession and engage other leaders to help you climb even higher. We see a world of support.

Athena was designed to allow members to reach across our digital yet intimate community. Connect to other members – when you need to, for what you need – to get you closer to your goals.

The greatness we see in others inspires our own greatness.

Athena’s members represent the top 10% of women in business from a broad range of companies from industry leaders like Microsoft, Coca Cola, Disney, and Royal Bank of Scotland to hot disruptors like Avalara, Docusign, and Bulletproof. They are CEOs, Executives, Investors, and Board Directors. Within Athena, women see greatness all around them. This emboldens them to see the greatness within themselves.

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Women cannot wait to be found.

Waiting to be discovered in a registry, called by a recruiter, or introduced to the right person by our network is a losing game. We, individually, need to take charge of our access to opportunity. That can only happen if we know where and what the opportunities are.

At Athena, every opportunity that comes to us will reach our members, whether it’s a board seat, a CxO role, a speaking engagement, or an advisory role. Members, and their vast and complicated careers, are never reduced to a keyword search.

Intimacy and vulnerability can thrive in a digital space.

Since the beginning, we’ve been perfecting the art of intimacy over video. Be it one-on-one sessions with some of the world’s best executive coaches or Virtual Salons where top board directors and business experts gather, Athena members learn from the best — with real world stories to accompany the wisdom of years of experience. Our mantra is “video on, hair down, come as you are”. Our virtual world is designed for learning and sharing, without pomp and circumstance.

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The Most Complete Support for Women Leaders.

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An exclusive community of powerhouse senior leaders. Athena women are at the top of their companies, their professions, their industries. In the digital world, our numbers are powerful and together we take 6 degrees of separation to 1 to support our goals and interests collectively and individually.

Key Connections

Directly connect to other women leaders for just-in-time conversations – to practice for a key discussion or presentation; to gain insight on a topic, industry, or discipline you need to understand; or to receive advice and guidance from someone who has “been there” with respect to a goal you want to achieve. Members on the Concierge Service plan receive proactive, personalized suggestions and connections.



Athena coaches are top in their fields. From board selection experts and go-to-market strategists to voice and presentation coaching and branding insights, gain the expert guidance to get closer to your goals.

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Virtual Salons

Experience live learning from board directors and leaders from some of the world’s most notable brands, two to three times a week. Topics range from the path to the boardroom, financial acumen, entrepreneurship, investing, and more.

Learning Library

Every live event is edited and condensed into bite-sized on-demand content, designed for today’s busy executives. Level up your knowledge with hundreds of content pieces created from the top women in business, from audio clips and interviews to white papers and video.



Board seats, CxO roles, advisory roles, and more. Athena shares every opportunity that comes our way with all members in our fully transparent model. We work directly with boards, private equity and venture firms, recruiting firms, and more. Narrow your search with our matching algorithm. View trends and quickly understand what you are, or are not, a fit for.

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Invest in your senior leadership career and join our global, virtual community of the most influential women in business.

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