Athena Speakers and Thought Leaders

Athena women are experts in their fields and hail from some of the world’s most innovative and impactful brands. They are prepared and experienced to step onto a bigger stage such as a conference, an intimate business dinner, a newsroom, an advisory role, and more.

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Why Athena for speakers and thought leaders?

The highest-caliber network of women leaders

Membership in Athena is highly selective and well-vetted. Every member is an experienced thought leader.

A broad range of expertise

Athena members can speak to topics from entrepreneurship and scaling up to finance, current events, and management best practices. Our members span every function of senior leadership and cross every business model.

Carefully sourced and selected

We will thoughtfully source members to meet your needs.

No speaking fees

Leverage elite women leaders at zero cost.

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

How it works

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Simply fill out a form to tell us about your event, conference, dinner, advisory role, or press opportunity. It only takes 5 minutes.
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We broadcast your need to our entire community of top women leaders, across all leadership functions and business models. If you prefer to remain confidential, we will respect your privacy.
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Athena makes the connection
We'll introduce you to the thought leaders of your choice.
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What our partners are saying

“Athena has delivered incredible speakers for some of our most important events. They captivated the audience with incredible content and stage presence. Working through Athena has made it so easy to expand my network of top women executives.”

Nick Mehta

CEO @ Gainsight

“Athena makes it easy to connect with strong female leaders, whom I wouldn’t have otherwise crossed paths with. I’ve worked with them to source incredible women for events, conferences, speaking engagements, curated dinners, and more! They make the process fast and effortless and I’d highly recommend them.”

Casey Renner

VP of Executive Network @ OpenView Venture Partners

“The Athena community offers the highest quality speakers if you’re looking for top-notch women executives for prominent events, conferences, or exclusive dinners. We’ve used them regularly for C-suite speakers, allowing us to dramatically increase the number of female thought leaders on our stages and in our audiences.”

MR Rangaswami

Managing Director @ SandHill Road

“Coco and the Athena Alliance were a superb partner for us at the Hiring Success conference. They didn’t just show up, they helped shape the experience by bringing 11 world class executives who delivered powerful content that ranged from scaling enterprises, to running a boardroom, to running an effective DE&I program. Hiring Success would not have been the same without Coco and her team.”

Roy Baladi

Former Head of Communications @ SmartRecruiters

Athena members are the best in business

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. Have questions about Athena or working with us? Contact us to get started.

Membership Tiers

Choose from Self Service or Concierge Service membership. Add on additional services or upgrade as you go. Join from anywhere: we specialize in virtual yet intimate executive coaching.

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.


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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.

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