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ATHENA Women Mean Business, literally!

Mission & Philosophy

Our mission is to support, honor and develop women leaders and inspire women to reach their full potential!

The ATHENA philosophy brings into focus outstanding professionals in the community while encouraging leadership opportunities for women of all ages and career stages.


  • Authentic Self
  • Celebration
  • Joy
  • Collaboration
  • Courageous Acts
  • Fierce Advocacy
  • Giving Back
  • Learning
  • Relationships

Upcoming Events

New Year 2021 - Celebrating a Fresh Start

January 7 @ 4:30 pm
La Belle Vie / The Cafe at Frenchtown

Presenters: Nancy Cope – book review from ATHENA Mentoring Program Kelly Karavasanous – ATHENA Mentoring – How it works and …

Fall in Love with Your Finances

February 18 @ 4:00 pm

Join in on this members-only ZOOM webinar – Fall in Love with Your Finances – on Thursday, February 18 at …

ATHENA Leadership Summit & Awards Luncheon

May 6 @ 8:30 am

Please mark your calendars for the ATHENA Leadership Summit & Awards Luncheon – May 6, 2021 from 8:30 am to …

Headshot photo of Sarah Brenker

ATHENA has provided me with valuable information, networking opportunities and the opportunity to make wonderful friends in the community where I live and work. Overall, it provides a platform for women in business to come together and share, laugh and support one another as community business professionals. I feel honored to be a part of ATHENA and what it represents.

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Headshot photo of Denise Liebel

Our community is fortunate to claim a large number of exceptional women in a wide variety of leadership roles. Early in my career, I had the opportunity to connect with and learn from those women through ATHENA Leadership Foundation. ATHENA became that “place” where we came together for the common good of the greater community. I learned that women leaders can be collaborative while being competitive, can be tenacious while being tender, and know how to promote themselves while promoting other women in key roles. The welcoming spirit of ATHENA Leadership laid the foundation for lifelong friends and outstanding community partners.

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Photo of Sarah Javier holding a golden puppy

As a result of my experience with ATHENA, I have been able to assess my strengths and further develop my leadership style in a way that supports the growth and success of my team at the APA. I’ve shared many of the valuable resources and tools with other leaders within my organization to help them grow, as well. Connecting with leaders in our community who share the same passion for continuous learning has provided an extraordinary opportunity to explore new ideas and learn new skills that benefit me both personally and professionally. I highly recommend ATHENA to anyone seeking leadership development, personal growth, networking opportunities or inspiring mentors.  

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