Executive Development for Companies

Invest in your executive bench strength. Athena’s Executive Development program empowers your top women leaders to elevate their impact as overarching stewards of business. Our approach is proven and pragmatic. We elevate, educate, and connect women as they rise into the C-suite or the boardroom.

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Why Athena for Executive Development?

Retain your best talent

Invest in the continued success of your top female leaders.

Build your bench strength

Prepare for your company’s talent evolution at the top.

Deliver real-world expertise

Give your women leaders access to the best in real-world executive education.

Is Athena right for you?

Athena members are the top leaders in their industry. They are in the C-suite or surround the C-suite. They may be CEO, or sit three or less reports away from the CEO at commercial entities. At large enterprises, Athena members may be senior director or above. Athena women are also experienced board directors, rising investment partners or partners at investment firms or consulting firms.

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A custom partnership to meet your goals

We will define a tailored roadmap for your senior women’s Executive Development. Each leader has a unique and personal experience as an Athena member, but we treat them as a cohort for you. We will define and track qualitative and quantitative metrics to ensure we are adding value and meeting your goals.


Why Athena?

Personal, one-on-one support

Women will work with a Member Success Manager for support as she advances her interests within Athena. They will proactively connect with her to check in on her goals, curate introductions within the community, and offer insights and advice tailored to their needs.

A community of support

Today’s leaders operate in a fast evolving world, faced with unprecedented challenges. Athena provides a robust network of support and learning, sourced from other top leaders. Members gain access to private coaching, transformative career opportunities, and the most current and advanced on-demand executive learning on the market.


Learn from other top executives

Member-exclusive Salons are led by board directors and leaders from some of the world’s most notable brands, three times a week. Stay current on the topics that matter most when it comes to founding, scaling, investing, and operating a business. Topics range from the path to the boardroom, IPO, risk and compliance, financial acumen, entrepreneurship, investing, and more.

Engage in advanced on-demand learning

Every Salon is available on-demand, designed for busy executives. Level up your executive expertise with hundreds of Salons created by your Athena peers.
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Peer workshops & guided networking

Members can workshop, practice, and master the skills they need to rise through the ranks in these member-guided salons. Peer Workshops are held monthly, an opportunity to gather real-time feedback and polish verbal communication. And, guided networking allows members to form meaningful connections with other members around the world.

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Access exclusive opportunities

Members gain access to open board seats, advisory roles, speaking engagements, and more. Whatever comes to Athena comes to our members. For board seats, we show members their likely percent match and encourage them to apply to any they feel qualified for.


One-on-one coaching

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.

Brand Package

Polished. Professional. Custom. Athena Brand Packages take your leadership story as an overarching steward of the business and puts it to paper. Our expert executive writing team will craft a CV, bio, and LinkedIn update that showcases your unique value proposition – for board seats or executive roles.

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Insights and mentoring

Our executive development programs go beyond traditional leadership coaching. If your rising executives are interested in board service, the C-suite, or need to engage with your board, we can seamlessly connect them to experienced board directors. They will mentor your women leaders on a variety of topics, ranging from interviewing and strategic networking to how boards work and the range of challenges they tackle. Athena members become knowledgeable in real-world boardroom insights as well as strategic leadership, unlike any other coaching program on the market today.

What our corporate members are saying

“Athena is an incredible opportunity to connect with powerful executives, provide insightful development salons and coaches that will invest in your development and offer unconditional support for your goals. Athena is a requirement for all female executives who want to take their leadership to the next level.”

Lani Phillips

VP US Channel Sales Organization @ Microsoft

“Athena Alliance was instrumental in helping me land my first board role. I had plenty of opportunities to attend board related networking events and build a great network. Athena provides a plethora of valuable resources including access to potential board opportunities. I ended up being matched with a perfect opportunity that is aligned with my passion and expertise areas.”

Olga Braylovskiy

VP of Technology, Customer Success, HRBP & People Analytics @ Intuit; Board Director @ Built In

“Athena has given me an incredibly high-quality peer group to network with and learn from. The connections I’ve made through Athena are with people who truly care about supporting each other and have the wisdom and experience to add value.”

Amy Bunszel

EVP Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Design @ Autodesk; Board Director @ Pixelworks

“Athena Alliance is one of the best ventures in self-development that I have done. The aspiration and connection provided me with entry into a world I didn’t even know existed. I think every senior leader at Microsoft ought to have access to an experience like this.”

Gavriella Schuster

Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Software, Microsoft, Board Director @ Chinasoft

“It is so important for each of us to carve out personal time for us – us as leaders, women, mothers, sisters, aunts, and this list goes on. You make a difference to so many, and I encourage you to continue to invest in you and leverage the other great women that are part of our Athena community.”

Gail Hendrix

Director of Learning & Development @ USPS

My Athena experience spurred a deeper look at my career, resulting in a role change. In particular, the Athena coaches were especially insightful in helping me articulate and visualize my next step. It’s empowering to have trusted resources to lean on during times of reflection and change.

Linda Ho

CEOVice President, Culture and Capability @ Autodesk; Board Director @ Seattle Opera, Employee Relief Foundation

“I am extremely grateful for all of the help. I leveraged the Athena website and the content related to Board Selection as I prepared for many conversations and interviews over the past few months.”

Heidi Melin

CMO @ Workfront; Board Director @ SailPoint

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Businesses of all sizes turn to Athena for support in developing their executives, diversifying their leadership, and transforming their board into a competitive advantage.

About Us

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.