A commitment to diversity at the top

The Athena Access Fellowship

Athena’s leadership and board are dedicated to diversity at every level of our organization, from our members to our team. To achieve this goal, we’ve formed a fellowship to rapidly increase the women from underrepresented groups, such as Black, Latinx, and others, into Athena. Some of the world’s most notable brands and investment firms have stepped up to fund this Fellowship. Will you join us?

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To support you to the top, we need you now.

This isn’t about charity. It isn’t about money. It’s about doing what is right to propel women of color – and women from underrepresented groups – forward.

To be truly effective, boards of directors must represent the communities they serve. They must mirror the demographics of the society in which they operate. They must bring to the table a diverse range of perspectives and expertise.

And to get to the top—to get a chance to sit in a board seat or lead in the C-suite—underrepresented women need to be well connected. Championed. Supported. This is what Athena does best. For all women leaders.

You are welcome here.

You may be a: Black woman. Latina woman or a Latinx woman. An Asian woman. A LGBTQ+ women. Pacific Islander. Native American. Or any woman of color.

Typically, members of Athena are VP or above at a large commercial company, approximately $100M in revenue or more. At global enterprises, they may be senior director or above. They may also be senior associates or partners at investment firms or global consultancies. And, they may be entrepreneurs building companies for scale.

If this represents you, we need you in Athena. If you are close, but not quite there in title or size of business, you are also welcome here.


Where learning, community, and opportunities intersect

Athena is a community first, a digital platform second. Through the Access Fellowship, you’ll gain complimentary Self Service access to Athena (value $850). The benefits of Self Service access:

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Learning Library

An online collection of resources, including articles and multimedia content created by experienced board directors.

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Exclusive virtual and in-person events

Build boardroom and business knowledge through events led by experienced board directors.

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An exclusive community of powerhouse senior leaders.

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Key connections

Connect with investors, CEOs, and board influencers.

It’s easy to join.

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