Source Board Candidates and More for Free

Directly connect to top women leaders, no strings (or fees) attached. We invite search firms, venture capital and private equity firms, CEOs, event hosts and others to share their board seats, CxO roles, and speaking engagements with our incredible community.

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Why broadcast your opportunity to Athena members

Close searches, faster

Extend your reach to Athena’s powerful global network.

No cost

Our matching algorithm makes it easy for both sides to identify fit, and we give it away for free.

View every candidate

Every candidate who matches your criteria is shared with you to evaluate and connect with directly.

Posts can be shared confidentially

Share the name of the company, or post it anonymously.

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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How free opportunity posting works

Tell us about your opportunity
Fill out an online form to share your must-have requirements and preferred leadership experience. It takes 10 minutes.
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Your opportunity is shared (anonymously if you like)
We’ll share your opportunity with our entire community of top women leaders across all leadership functions and business models.
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Get warm introductions to interested candidates
We'll share the full list of applicants with you and make warm introductions to any candidates you request. You can connect directly with her from then on.
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Set the timeframe
You set how long you want to leave the opportunity posted - 30, 60, or 90 days.
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Share again and again
We welcome your opportunities, any time. There is no limit.
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What our recruiting clients are saying

“Within two weeks, Athena Alliance provided over 100 incredible candidates for Greycroft’s inaugural board networking session. Over a third of these candidates were selected to meet with Greycroft CEOs during the event and over half of the selected candidates are in further discussions to potentially join Greycroft boards. Not only did Athena provide top-notch candidates but the team was responsive, strategic, and creative. Greycroft could not have pulled off this event without Athena Alliance.”

Hannah Shore

Platform Director @ Greycroft

“I am an Executive Recruiter, and an increasing part of my work is helping organization build Boards. It has been proven that high functioning diverse teams outperform all others. Female diversity is a key element in this success metric. Athena does important work in identifying, preparing and educating executives for roles on Boards (Public, Private and Not for Profit). Athena has helped me identify well-qualified executives for Board roles. The team is responsive and on point with candidate suggestions and have become my “go to” as soon as I get a Board assignment.”

Tony Leng

Managing Director, Practice Lead and OMP @ Diversified Search

“Athena Alliance is one of the top organizations in the country that represents talented women to serve on corporate boards. The Thirty Percent Coalition consistently calls on Athena for accomplished women to present as candidates for our members – Private Equity and Public companies – as they seek to diversify their boards.”

Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane

Executive Director @ Thirty Percent Coalition

“We highly value our relationship with Athena Partners. When we share with them the skills and characteristics needed for specific board opportunities, they provide us with highly talented and relevant candidates we are proud to present to companies.”

Jo Lynn Whiting

Chair @ BoardBound

“We’ve enhanced our network of top executive women who are actively engaged in discussion with our firm and our portfolio by 142 in the last year alone.”

Scott Maxwell

Founder & Managing Partner @ OpenView Ventures

“We believe helping our portfolio companies build strong, diverse boards provides tremendous value. Our partnership with Athena Alliance provides us with a unique opportunity to leverage Athena’s expertise in identifying highly-qualified women as independent directors for our portfolio company boards, and to amplify the impact of the female executives already in our portfolio.”

Kevin Masse

Chief Portfolio Officer @ TA Associates

“I wanted to send a note of appreciation for the partnership of Boardbound and Athena Alliance. As I was looking for a board candidate with Audit Committee experience, it was great to have my Boardbound leaders collaborate with Athena Alliance in bringing forward several qualified individuals. From this slate, we were able to vote in Carol Coughlin as Audit Committee Chair for Vivos Therapeutics. It is beneficial to have this resource available to me as a Board Chair.”

Cody Teets

Chairman of the Board @ Vivos Therapeutics

“Athena has been a tremendous 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

Independent Board Member @ Five9, FireEye, Alteryx, Western Digital

Even though we didn’t ultimately select someone through Athena Alliance, they identified some terrific candidates and helped to elevate the discussion with our CEO and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. In total, we looked at roughly 100 candidates, and Athena-sourced candidates made up two of the top five.

Greg Sands

Founding Partner

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Athena members are women leaders, investor partners, CEOs, board directors, and founders. They span all functions, industries, and business models and are poised to deliver incredible value to public and private boards and C-suite teams.

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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.