ATHENA Leadership Program
weVENTURE WBC is proud to host the ATHENA Leadership Program for a sixth year! Today, the ATHENA Leadership Model can help women transform their leadership skills and empower them to step up during these times of economic turmoil, and a worldwide movement for economic and racial justice, to be the leaders we need them to be.
Based on the eight ATHENA principles of enlightened leadership identified by ATHENA International, this course is designed to help emerging female leaders grow in confidence and clarity of purpose. Participants read and discuss the book, Becoming ATHENA by Martha Mertz, and each class session is a dedicated deep dive into one of the principles.
This program aims to cultivate women on their personal growth journey while inspiring them to connect and share with others. The goal of each session is to encourage personal growth while learning from and supporting others. Sessions feature a diverse group of successful women business leaders from the Space and Treasure Coasts as guest speakers and panelists. Participants learn from these inspiring women as they share their own stories and leadership lessons.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Small Businesses
Now more than ever, businesses are looking for tangible ways to diversify their workforce and equip emerging leaders with the tools they need to rise into management roles.
Sponsoring an emerging leader from your business is a great way to invest in her career development and connect her to the weVENTURE and ATHENA network of women. The Women’s Leadership Enrichment Program aims to provide supplemental ongoing experimental learning and enrichment opportunities during and after participants in the ATHENA Leadership Series learn core curriculum competencies.
2023 Program Details
2023 Brevard Cohort: In this 8-month program, the cohort meets on the fourth Thursday of the month. Apr. 27; May 25; Jun. 22; Jul. 27; Aug. 24; Sep. 28; Oct. 6*; Nov. 16, December TBD. All sessions are from 8:30am-10:30am at Florida Tech's Center for Aeronautics and Innovation, 1050 W. Nasa Blvd, Melbourne. Kathryn Rudloff, weVENTURE Executive Director and Certified ATHENA International trainer will be facilitating the Brevard Cohort.
While in-person attendance is suggested, accommodations to participate via Zoom are always available, making this fantastic program accessible to the busiest of working women and women on the Treasure Coast as well.
If we receive interest from at least 10 women in Indian River and St. Lucie, we can confirm an in-person cohort on the Treasure Coast. Email us today if you would like to help bring this exceptional program to Indian River and St. Lucie Counties.
Program cost: $700
Thank you to PNC Bank for sponsoring the ATHENA program in 2023!
ATHENA participants will have access to:
- coaching opportunities
- capacity building seminars
- group communications
- networking opportunities
- volunteer engagement through weVENTURE WBC
Participants in the program are also invited to join us at Strong Coffee Strong Women events and our 2023 IMPACT Summit on October 6 at no extra cost.
Limited partial scholarships are made available by generous support from the Zonta Club of Melbourne, PNC Bank and private donors. Please inquire with weVENTURE WBC to learn more.
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