The Athena Pro Platform uses off-the-shelf, community-building software to deliver leadership development experiences designed for women of color. Athena offers mentoring, coaching, training, and resources while building a network of new and emerging executives. Our platform also lets members access content at any time and anywhere—ideal for today’s remote learning needs. It’s a comprehensive solution that helps you support and develop this growing segment of your workforce. Unlock their leadership potential with Athena.
Activating the new face of leadership
Athena’s core mission is to propel minority women to positions of leadership while creating healthier, more creative, and more equitable work environments. Studies show that despite their aspirations and experience, women of color remain underrepresented in senior management levels. Common interventions like diversity training or universal mentoring programs have fallen short, sometimes advancing other groups while leaving women of color behind.
Unlike blanket approaches, Athena is tailored. We customize leadership development activities to the unique challenges of minority women. It begins with more inclusive definitions of leadership and executive presence. Athena programs are also strength-based, instilling the confidence and readiness to lead.
The Athena Solution Suite
Athena provides virtual mentoring, coaching, training, and networking for your minority women employees.
Athena Protégée is our mentoring solution that pairs members using proven assessment-based matching techniques. We then manage relationships to ensure participants receive maximum benefit and protégées reach specific development goals that enhance both their career and your organization.
Athena Activate provides executive coaching specifically designed for new and emerging women leaders of color. Athena’s coaches work with participants through a one-on-one client relationship that boosts participation and skill retention, develops leadership skillsets, and builds your pipeline of executive talent.
Athena Affinity offers a private, online space to host an employee resource group (ERG) for your organization’s women leaders of color. Members will receive access to community tools, curated content, and other resources, such as training opportunities from Athena partners. Build an ERG or bring an existing group online with Athena Affinity.
Athena Ally is our workshop for allies in the workplace. We provide tools to close gaps in perception and strengthen allyship.
A solution for today’s work environments, Athena uses proven software for convenient access on any device.
Developed for women of color by women of color
We have combined research, industry best practices, and our own perspectives to build a leadership development resource exclusively for Black women, Latinas, and other women of color. By drawing on our life experiences, we can create impactful learning experiences that resonate with Athena members. This “for us by us” approach creates a safe space where members can let down their guard, providing the psychological safety needed for reflection, development, and growth.