An advisory program designed to increase the growth and profitability of women-owned businesses.

Since 1999, the ATHENAPowerLink® Program has been helping women-owned businesses expand profitably through the use of professional advisory panels.

The proven mentoring process "links" a business with a volunteer panel of advisors recruited from the local community. The panel and business owner work together for one year to meet the specific objectives of the business owner. Business owners learn to network, access capital and implement best practices from these volunteer advisors.

The program began in 1992 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when two businesswomen recognized that female entrepreneurs often lack access to valuable advisors and mentors. The premise was simple – panels of volunteers willing to advise women business owners on important issues could help them achieve greater success.

Today, as ATHENAPowerLink® expands across the country, the program continues to help women grow their businesses.  Learn more in this article about ATHENAPowerLink by ABC News.

 According to a recent ATHENA study of women business owners and advisory panelists who had participated in the APL program, the businesses showed an average increase of:

88% increase in Sales
37% increase in Business Net Income
56% increase in Personal Net Income
36% increase in the number of Fulltime Employees
75% increase in the number of Part-time Employees


Click on the following links for more ATHENAPowerLink® information:

For more information contact
Dianne Dinkel
President & CEO, ATHENA International

ATHENAPowerLink® is a business enhancement program offered exclusively by ATHENA International © 2007


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