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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

Meet & Greet Reception - A Celebration of the 2024 ATHENA Award Recipients

April 18 @ 4:00 pm

Meet & Greet Reception – A Celebration of the 2024 ATHENA Award Recipients   Jennifer Bonacorsi – Leadership Award Kelly …

2024 ATHENA Leadership Summit & Awards Luncheon

May 3 @ 7:30 am
Ameristar Casino Resort & Spa

    ATHENA Summit and Luncheon Sponsorship Opportunities     ATHENA Leadership Foundation is partnering with two local non-profits to …

2024 ATHENA Summer Social

June 11 @ 4:00 pm
Chicken N Pickle

Please join us for a social event to kick off the 2024/2025 programming year for ATHENA. You do not want …

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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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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Being a member of the ATHENA Leadership Foundation allows me to not only ‘pay it forward’ but really to connect with such a wide variety of influential women. I enjoy being a “big sister”, “little sister”, and a friend to my fellow ATHENA members and treasure the bonds we make.

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