Athena and Plan C collaborate to drive awareness and executive action on the most urgent issue facing businesses today
Athena member Sheila Rege is a healthcare CEO, successful entrepreneur, and seasoned board member. She’s a jack of all trades who secured funding and led a high-performing healthcare startup during the Great Recession. She now invests in innovative startups and early-stage companies through Alliance of Angels.
Perspective from a former male CEO, now an Athena member, Michele Bettencourt
Michele Bettencourt is former CEO, current Chairperson, Athena member – and self-declared “Elephant in the Room”. In the latest episode of The Third Act Podcast on Athena Radio, Michele and Third Act host Liz Tinkham talk about Michele’s greatest career lessons, life reflections, and where she’s headed now.
In late June last year, I made a promise. I committed Athena to getting its membership to 37.6% women of color. At the time I made the promise, we were at just 13% women of color in Athena. I’m proud to report we’ve made significant progress.
There is no shortage of qualified women for boards, but there is a need to connect these exceptional women to boards looking to fill an open seat. The current pace of change toward gender parity in the boardroom is 1% per year. At this rate parity for the largest companies
Loni Mahanta is an experienced executive, legal and policy expert, and strategic advisor formerly serving as VP of Policy Development & Research at Lyft. Loni came to Athena in June 2020 in the midst of a career transition, embarking on a new journey as an advisor and board director.
In making my decision to join the Leadership Team of The Athena Alliance, I looked at various parts of the program that distinguish it from other board preparation programs. The voice coach is one benefit that jumped out at me. Voice is one of the most powerful ways by which
Findings from the Fenwick & West Gender Diversity 2016 Proxy Season Survey, which looks at women’s positions on boards based on SEC data since 1996, point to a few promising trends and areas where Silicon Valley’s top public firms surpass the S&P 100 in their inclusion.
Launching Your Board Journey? Create a Go-to-Market Strategy that Works. As you announce to the world (or at least to your key connections) that you’re looking for a corporate board seat, have you strategized how you Go-to-Market? You ARE the product that customers (the board, CEO, recruiter, and referrals) will