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Fast-track your discovery of top-tier board director and board advisor candidates through our powerful community of women leaders.

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Why partner with Athena Alliance for your next board director?

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Access a network of world-class talent

The Athena ecosystem is more than 5,000 strong and growing.

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Find board matches, fast

We are experts in board construct and recruiting.

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Become a steward of diversity

Partnering with Athena showcases your commitment to and advocacy for women in leadership, setting you apart in your industry and in the media.

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Outsource the heavy lifting

Retain your internal board selection processes and allow us to make the right connections for you.

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Go at your own pace

Take your time and consider as many board candidates as you need.

Is Athena right for you?

Athena members are the top leaders in their industry. They are VP or above at commercial entities with $100M in revenue or more. At large enterprises, Athena members may be senior director or above. Athena women are also experienced board directors, partners or associates at investment firms, and CEOs building companies for scale.

Share your opportunities

Success fees only

Use Athena as you would an executive search firm, for a fraction of the cost. Our fees range from $10,000 to $75,000. You only pay Athena if you choose a board candidate or board advisor who we’ve introduced you to or referred to you.

Or share for free

Use our “Free Opportunity Posting” model to share your board director role or CxO role directly with Athena members at no cost. You set the match level, relevant submissions come directly to your inbox.

Board matches

Since 2016, we have supported qualified women in matching with public and private boards as well as advisory positions.

Kimberly Sheehy

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Linda Abraham

Appointed to Board of Directors

Claire Thielke

Appointed to Board of Directors

Sylvie Veilleux

Appointed to Board of Directors

Sue Redman

Appointed to Board of Directors

Toni Townes-Whitley

Appointed to Board of Directors

Mari Baker

Appointed to Board of Directors

Odile Roujol

Appointed to Board of Directors

Nancy Vitale

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Paula LuPiore

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Sabrina Horn

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Karin Schwab

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Carol Meyers

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Jennifer Heard

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Mia Mulrennan

Appointed to Advisory Board

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Kathy Miller

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Rani Hublou

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Edna Conway

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Catherine Lego

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Kirsten Garen

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Marcy Campbell

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Pamela Connealy

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Olga Braylovskiy

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Lisa Campbell

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Daniela Mielke

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Maria Alvarez

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Elisa Schreiber

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Carmel Galvin

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Liz Tinkham

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Coco Brown

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Noel Heiks

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Amy Vetter

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Mary Ellen Smith

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Barbara Adey

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Carol Coughlin

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Yvonne Wassenaar

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Jenny Cheng

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Astha Malik

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Randi Feigin

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Patty Hatter

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Glo Gordon

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Mercedes De Luca

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Kira Wampler

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Coco Brown

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Sally Shankland

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Amy Bunszel

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Allison Pickens

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Mandy Berman

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Barbara Nelson

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Jocelyn Mangan

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Laurie Yoler

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Amy Vetter

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Betsy Atkins

Appointed to the Advisory Board

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Liz Tinkham

Appointed to the Advisory Board

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Gayle Crowell

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Debbie Clifford

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Rebecca Clyde

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Joy Chen

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Marlene Williamson

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Becky Saeger

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Penny Herscher

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Jenny Cheng

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Claudia Reuter

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Kara Wilson

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Alison Watson

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Patricia Hurter

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Kathy Zwickert

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Diane Dewbrey

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Gavriella Schuster

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Melanie Steiner

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Diana McKenzie

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Helen Riley

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Roxanne Oulman

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Glenda Dorchak

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Laurel Buckner

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Beatriz Infante

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Jessica Denecour

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Yvonne Wassenaar

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Merline Saintil

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Patty Hatter

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Julie Cullivan

Appointed to Board of Directors

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Eva Tsai

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Success fee process for
board director recruitment

Discovery
We curate a recommended list of candidates from inside and beyond Athena’s membership base.
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Summary
We send over only women we know fit and would be interested in your role. We give you concise summaries of each leader's relevance.
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Introduction
We'll make as many introductions as you need. We typically see success after just 3 to 8 introductions.
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Confidential
We respect your confidentiality, your privacy, and your processes.
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What our board match clients are saying

“The experience of working with Athena Alliance was excellent. The talent pool was deep and Samantha moved the process along efficiently. The toughest part was choosing our shortlist! Our board is much stronger as a result. Thanks.”

Peter Brereton

CEO @ Tecsys, Inc.

“Athena blew our board away with the caliber of candidates they presented for board expansion, making it extremely difficult to choose. On top of this, their approach to community and learning for female executives is incredible; several of our executives are active participants. I consider our partnership with them a strategic advantage’

Alex Shootman

CEO @ Workfront

“When your company is about building a product for the WORLD, you need a board that represents the WORLD. That representation comes from diversity. Diversity of gender, culture, industry etc. Something I learnt from my BoD Karen Page is that “Marketing is about awareness and recognition”. That’s what Athena Alliance does -> they make you aware of the diversity advantage and help you recognize it.”

Ashik Ahmed

CEO @ Deputy

“We’re thrilled to have worked with Athena to bring veteran CEO and tech leader Penny Herscher onto our Board of Directors.”

Chris Cook

CEO @ Delphix

“Having worked with Athena’s Board Match programs on two public company boards, I continue to be impressed with Athena’s broad network. The Athena team is responsive to our needs and ready to connect us with top women board leaders who offer fresh perspectives and diverse skillsets.”

David Tupman

Independent Board Director @ Cirrus Logic, Pixelworks

“Sourcing world class board members is a tough challenge for a startup. Typically, our options are limited to going through our existing board, or personal networks. Athena opened up a new channel for us, and allowed us to meet incredibly talented and driven women execs who were board ready. I could not recommend Athena more strongly if sourcing world class women leaders for your board is important to you.”

Lawrence Coburn

CEO/Co-Founder @ Twine, Former CEO @ DoubleDutch

“The Athena Alliance connected us with a broad array of incredibly talented women from a variety of disciplines, all with deep knowledge and experience in various technology sectors. Importantly, the process could not have been easier and more enjoyable.”

Rick Smith

CEO @ AXON

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