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Part of the mission of ATHENA is to provide resources for the professional growth and development of our members. We hope you will find these resources valuable.



Women Really Mean Business presented by ATHENA International. Find it wherever you get your podcasts, iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher.



  • Standout 2.0 by Marcus Buckingham**
  • The Social Styles Handout by Larry Wilson**
  • The Confidence Code by Katty Kay & Claire Shipman**
  • The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins
  • Daring Greatly-How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead by Brene’ Brown
  • Braving The Wilderness- The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brene’ Brown
  • No Fear Allowed:  A Story of Guts, Perseverance & Making an Impact by Laura Herring and Laurie Ann Goldman
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni**
  • Everyone Communicates Few Connect by John C. Maxwell**
  • Crucial Conversations by Patterson, Grenny , McMillan & Switzler
  • We Need to Talk- How to Have Conversations That Matter by Celeste Headlee
  • Becoming a Person of Influence by John C. Maxwell
  • Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by David Goleman
  • The 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell**
  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell
  • Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell
  • Brave Leadership by Kimberly Davis
  • The Self-Aware Leader- A Proven Model for Reinventing Yourself by Daniel P Gallagher & Joseph Costal**
  • Lean In- Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
  • How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge by Clay Scroggins
  • Start with Why by Simon Sinek
  • The Next Generation of Women Leaders by Selena Rezvani
  • Thrive by Arianna Huffington
  • A Better Way to Live: Og Mandino’s Own Personal Story of Success by Og Mandino
  • The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happiness by Meik Wiking
  • Beyond the Castle: A Guide to Discovering Your Happily Ever After by Jody Jean Dreyer and Glen Keane
  • Intentional Living: Choosing a Life That Matters by John C. Maxwell
  • New Rules of the Game by Susan Packard
  • Option B- Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant
  • Feminist Fight Club: A Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace by Jessica Bennett
  • Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
  • The ONE THING-The Surprising Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan
  • The Slight Edge-Turning Simple Disciplines Into Massive Success & Happiness by Jeff Olson
  • WHEN-The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel H. Pink
  • Better than Before – What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits-To Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life by Gretchen Rubin
  • The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell
  • Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  • A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can be More Creative by Roger von Oech
  • The 29% Solution: 52 Weekly Networking Success Strategies by Ivan Misner
  • Work the System by Sam Carpenter
  • The E Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber
  • Good to Great and the Social Sectors: Why Business Thinking is not the Answer by Jim Collins



  • The fringe benefits of failure – JK Rowlings
  • The unexpected benefit of celebrating failure– Astro Teller
  • Success, failure and the drive to keep creating – Elizabeth Gilbert



**Denotes resources which are or have been part of the ATHENA Mentoring Program.