Rest In Peace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's quiet, forceful, brilliant voice of leadership rocked the world.  We revere her as one of the most distinguished role models in our time.  We were honored to welcome her into our family as a Global ATHENA Recipient in 1995 and to see the ATHENA sculpture, and the meaning it conveyed, in her Chambers for 25 years.  She used the law to frame the rights of women and reframed the definition of leadership to include women's ways of leading.  She exemplified the ATHENA leadership principles of Fierce Advocacy and Building Relationships as she towered above the contentiousness around her.  Her wisdom and example will inspire generations to come.

 

 Martha Mertz, Founder ATHENA International

 


Living Authentically • Learning Constantly • Advocating Fiercely • Acting Courageously • Fostering Collaboration • Building Relationships • Giving Back • Celebrating

Under the ATHENA Leadership Model, distinctive awards, education and mentoring programs have been created to honor and foster women in leadership

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9/28/2020
September ATHENA Global Cafe: You Are Invited!

10/26/2020
October ATHENA Global Cafe: You Are Invited!

11/16/2020
November ATHENA Global Cafe: You Are Invited!

OUR IMPACT

The ATHENA Leadership Model, developed by Martha Mertz, has led to an international presence, with communities and individuals across the globe benefiting from awards and curriculum based on the eight principles from the leadership model: living authentically, learning constantly, advocating fiercely, acting courageously, fostering collaboration, building relationships, giving back and celebrating.

ATHENA Leadership Programs

Becoming ATHENA - Leadership Courses

Our leadership training curriculum is data driven, scalable and technology-based. We’ve created an Emerging Leaders curriculum with courses specific to professionals, youth and those who are facing barriers such as poverty, abuse or incarceration.

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GET INVOLVED

The ATHENA programs rely on an invested community to make them successful. We provide leadership resources to communities, using the ATHENA Leadership Model as the philosophy and framework for everything we do. The eight principles of leadership that it sets out are proven, specific and actionable; we encourage our members to incorporate these concepts into their leadership practice.

LICENSE A PROGRAM IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Teach leadership skills, create a mentorship program and more with a variety of leadership programs to choose from.

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PRESENT THE ATHENA LEADERSHIP AWARD

Honor an individual in your community who actively assists others, particularly women, in realizing their full leadership potential.

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BECOME AN AFFILIATE

Receive additional benefits by signing up as an ATHENA community affiliate.

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Find your closest ATHENA community

You’ll find ATHENA members in multi-national corporations or in their own business ventures across more than 500 U.S. cities and seven countries — and you’ll find them making a real and important difference in their communities. Host organizations often include chambers of commerce, schools and women’s groups. ATHENA International is supported by remote staff positions across the U.S.

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