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In 2014, made possible by the backing of local sponsors, the ATHENA Leadership Mentoring Program was launched. The program is currently offered by application to up to 6 professional women who live and/or work in St. Charles County. The Mentoring Program is for women who have the potential and desire to not only develop their leadership skills but to connect with like-minded women executives to ultimately advance St. Charles County’s effectiveness through business and industry.  By optimizing professional women, ATHENA leaders prove to be instrumental in building economically healthy, robust, and vibrant communities and families.

The focus of the program is transformational leadership. Transformational leaders are positive, inspiring, empower and focus on developing their followers. They are leaders who are valued and enjoy a higher-performing team.  

The structure of the program includes monthly one-on-one coaching with a mentor from the ATHENA membership or their network and leadership development group mentor/mentee meetings. The group meetings are facilitated by coaches and leadership development materials are provided to all participants.


Apply Now to be part of our Mentoring Program!

Class of 2024 / September 2023 – May 2024


Professional women in our county who have the potential and desire for organizational leadership will be given an opportunity to connect with and learn from women executives.

Participants will be able to lead teams and projects within the workplace and the community more effectively.

Focus: Transformational Leadership
These positive and inspiring leaders empower and develop their followers, which results in sustainable value and higher performing teams

Program Overview

  • Monthly one-on-one coaching with a mentor from within the ATHENA membership or their network
  • Monthly leadership development group mentor/mentee meetings held at the EDC
  • Independent study
  • One ticket to the annual ATHENA Award Luncheon & Leadership Summit
  • Invitation to participate in additional ATHENA programs throughout the year
  • Small group presentation

Participation & Scope
Professional women who have the potential for leadership and desire to advance St. Charles County’s effectiveness through business and industry are encouraged
to apply.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in their field
  • A professional position within a company located in the greater St. Charles County region
  • Willingness to commit time to actively participate and attend group meetings.
  • A one-time fee of $160.00*, due upon acceptance into the program to help defer the cost of materials
  • Willingness to commit ten (10) hours a month to the program

*Fee includes all books and a ticket to the Summit and Luncheon

The Mentoring Program is scheduled to meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 4:30 pm at the EDC. The program modules for the 2023-2024 include: Leadership, Communication, Self-Care, Confidence, and Overcoming Challenges.


APPLY NOW – Applications due July 14, 2023


To apply to be a mentee in the program, please submit your resume and cover letter outlining

  1. Why you are interested in participating in the program
  2. What you hope to learn from the program
  3. What area of personal growth you would like to focus on and why?
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