For Top Women Executives

Athena members are the top leaders in their industry. They are in the C-suite or surround the C-suite. Athena women lead business units at top commercial enterprises. They are experienced founders, board directors, rising investment partners or partners at investment firms or consulting firms.

Testimonials

What our 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 @ Microsoft

“Athena helped me get the critical basics in place, like my board bio. Athena was willing to do whatever the organization could do to help me pull the pieces together that I so urgently needed to go through the board interview process.”

Patty Hatter

Board Director @ Qualys

“Athena has been a temendous resource for me in my capacity as NGC Chair and Member at several public company boards. The Athena team is proactive, accessible, and creative in sourcing strong diversity candidates for our consideration.”

Kimberly Alexy

Board Director @ Western Digital

“I started my journey with Athena nearly a year ago. This incredible community inspired me to shift my career in a meaningful way. The network and team of coaches that I was partnered with helped me to successfully make the leap from operator to investor — a move that I thought would take years to achieve.”

Katelin Holloway

Founding Partner @ 776

“The people, process, and network at Athena is world-class. In my case, not only have I learned about important board topics and practices from their valuable webinars, but I was connected with a board opportunity that ended up being an excellent fit for me. I would never have discovered it otherwise. I admire Athena’s mission and am proud to be part of it.”

Linda Abraham

Managing Partner @ Crimson Capital; Board Director @ Carlotz, SITE Centers

Finding talented women leaders that were open to sharing and supporting other women was one of my initial reasons for joining Athena. Having joined it, I have gained so much valuable insights, support, and access that, as a minority woman leader, otherwise would have been less forthcoming. Athena has been paving the way to embrace diversity as a foundation and it has been refreshing to experience and be a part of.

Purvee Kondal

Senior Director @ Albertson's Companies; Board Advisor @ Sourcing Industry Group, Ramprate

Interested in learning more?

Hear it from our Founder & CEO

Join Athena Founder & CEO Coco Brown in an upcoming guided “tour” through our incredible community, and to learn how Athena can support your goals and advance your interests.

Why Athena?

Rapidly scale your network

Athena offers an exclusive community of powerhouse women leaders. Members may proactively network with other executives who are at the top of their companies, their professions, and their industries — or join in intentional Salons dedicated to Community & Connecting.

In the digital world, our numbers are powerful — together we take 6 degrees of separation to 1 to support our goals and interests collectively and individually.

Why Athena?

Work one-on-one with top-tier coaches

Each membership includes 2 hours of coaching to start. Athena coaches are top in their fields. From board selection and search experts to voice and presentation coaching and personal branding strategists, gain expert guidance to get closer to your goals.

Why Athena?

Learn from other top executives

Join Salons 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 learning

Athena Salons are available on-demand, designed for busy executives. Choose from recommended content targeted to your goals, or level up your executive expertise with hundreds of Salons created by your Athena peers.

Join a Learning Circle to deep-dive on specific topics with other members. Learning Circles offer members a blend of asynchronous executive learning and Socratic-style discussions to increase their knowledge in targeted areas. Or, join a Peer Group to exchange advice and learnings with other members with similar goals or interests.

Why Athena?

Access exclusive career opportunities

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.

Experience exceptional support

Athena offers a blend of humans in the loop and technology to deliver an exceptional member success experience. Our hands-on member success team is always available for onboarding assistance or a live demo — but our support framework includes chat and email for instant virtual help as well.

Invest in your senior leadership career.

Join Athena’s global community of the most influential women in business.

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Membership

Athena offers live and on-demand learning, coaching, networking, and access to career opportunities for the world’s top women leaders. Have a specific goal such as a board seat, promotion, or career transition? Accelerators provide targeted, one-on-one support to help you get there.

Business Services

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.