Join Athena Alliance’s incredible community of the top women in business. Self-Service membership opens the door to learning, opportunities, and an incredible community of women executives.

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Annual Membership


Explore our powerful virtual community independently, request introductions to members as you go, access all Opportunities, and immerse yourself in our live salons and a Learning Library created for — and by — top leaders and board directors.

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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, rising partners or partners at investment firms, and CEOs building companies for scale.

Do you qualify for membership and still have questions? Book a call with our team!

What You Can Expect

Self-service membership at a glance

Explore Athena on your own. Extend your network in a powerful way. View and apply for Board Opportunities, CxO roles, and Visibility Opportunities, such as speaking engagements and advisory roles. Attend Virtual Salons and other events to learn from experienced board directors and leaders.


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What You Can Expect

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Athena offers a cohesive digital environment, designed exclusively for busy senior women executives. Learning, opportunities, and connections come together to help you advance your career and your interests.


An exclusive community of powerhouse senior leaders. Athena women are at the top of their companies, their professions, their industries. In the digital world, our numbers are powerful and together we take 6 degrees of separation to 1 to support our goals and interests collectively and individually.


Virtual Salons

Experience live learning from board directors and leaders from some of the world’s most notable brands, two to three times a week. Topics range from the path to the boardroom, financial acumen, entrepreneurship, investing, and more.

Learning Library

Every live event is edited and condensed into bite-sized on-demand content, designed for today’s busy executives. Level up your knowledge with hundreds of content pieces created from the top women in business, from audio clips and interviews to white papers and video.

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Board and 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.

Enhance Your Membership

Upgrade or add on any time

Concierge service

Your Personal Concierge will be your contact for all things Athena, ensuring you receive the full value of your membership. They will make Key Connections for you with other members, both proactively and upon request. Plus, they can help drive accountability and curate learning resources on your behalf.

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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.

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.

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Recommended Add-Ons

Save 15% with coaching Accelerators

Accelerators are coaching packages that offer the best value at Athena, and the smartest way to get closer to achieving your goals. Choose your plan, chose your Accelerator – and unlock special savings.

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+ $850 (Self Service)

The Accelerator is designed for women who want to fast-track their path to a board seat. It includes 8 hours of one-on-one coaching and a Brand Package (CV, bio, and LinkedIn update).

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Accelerator Lite


+ $850 (Self Service)

The Accelerator Lite is for women leaders with ambitions to move into the higher ranks of leadership or the C-suite. Work with experts for 8 hours of one-on-one coaching and expertise.

What our members are saying

I’m an aspiring board director, and Athena walked me through the whole process. They helped me distill why I’m interested in board service and what I bring to the table in the boardroom, as well as the more tangible pieces like reshaping my CV to be more appealing for a public or private company board.

Sharon Smith

Chief of Staff @ Ambac

I heard about Athena and was trying to assess whether it would be the right fit for me. Two things prompted me to join—first, while I am often the only woman and person of color in the room, after a series of strategic meetings I found myself longing for a community where others also provide diverse perspectives. Then I received an email from Coco about Athena’s commitment to diversity with very clear metrics of diversity goals. That’s what made it click: this is the right place for me.

Seujan Bertram

VP Global Operations @ OpenMarket, Board Director @ Seattle Credit Union

“Athena will be by my side as I learn how to be successful in my first board position, and map my experience to my next board opportunity. The portal, network, and access to other women who are committed to helping other women are incredibly beneficial.”

Jennifer Heard

SVP Global Strategic Partners @ Turbonomic, Board Director @ Virtuosity Consulting

“Athena Alliance is an organization you will want to join. A week does not go by when I don’t have an opportunity to recommend Athena to an executive, company, board or investor as the premier source of highly qualified business leaders and board members. Their unique combination of high value networking, content, resources and services is truly changing the landscape of today’s corporations and boardrooms. I am so proud to be an active and contributing member of this community of incredibly talented women who are demonstrating the power of real value creation for their stakeholders each and everyday.”

Gayle Crowell

Independent Board Director @ ResMan, Pliant Therapeutics, Evestnet, Hercules Capital

“My favorite thing about Athena is the connections I have made with amazing women leaders, some located on the other side of the country from me, who I would have never had the pleasure of meeting and networking with if it wasn’t for Athena.”

Kathy Kountze

SVP & CIO @ Eversource Energy, Board Director @ BRP

“Athena Alliance not only serves to identify opportunities but actually curates those opportunities based on understanding of its members’ unique background and expertise. This is a true differentiator for both potential board members and enterprises. Athena Alliance understands its members and can offer enterprises a true custom match. As a member, I have been selected for a board where I can truly contribute and make a real difference. This is the Athena hallmark!”

Edna Conway

VP, Global Security, Risk & Compliance—Azure @ Microsoft, Board Director @ ProcessUnity, YL Ventures (advisor)

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