Athena on Boards Series
Fueling the Boardroom Pipeline
Athena On Boards is a 5-month workshop series that prepares women with their boardroom placement strategies. Central to the program’s success is the assignment to a smaller cohort of 4-6 women and led by an executive female mentor that helps mentees:
Design your board bio that captures your governance capabilities and specific value-add for targeted companies;
Articulate and role-play your boardroom superpower pitch with your peers and mentor, and
Stay accountable in activating your network on your boardroom intentions and executing on your board search strategy.
Each participant completes an application detailing the types of board, the targeted sector and other relative info as we assign the dedicated mentoring cohorts accordingly. These smaller mentor groups meet on alternate months of the AoB workshops and are announced during workshop #1.
Workshop 1 | Introduction to Athena on Boards
Legal overview of roles and responsibilities and corporate landscape of boardroom compliance
Workshop 2 | How to Join the Winner's Circle
AoB alumni share their entire journey in landing their board seats
Workshop 3 | Women With A Seat & Voice In The Boardroom
Female Board Directors share their experiences on how governing actually works inside the boardroom
Following graduation, Athena publishes each alumnae profile on a dedicated webpage and promotes them in The Athena Effect newsletter and on social media throughout the year.
To secure your spot on the next cohort waitlist, contact Athena CEO, Holly Smithson
and launch your boardroom journey among Athena's pioneers.
“Athena On Boards program profoundly increased my boardroom knowledge, motivation to serve others, and confidence, resulting in my first board appointment two months after completing the program. I appreciate the mentoring and encouragement from the invaluable Athena network.”
Global Senior Portfolio Manager | BD
"AOB helped me target the areas where I can meaningfully contribute and how to best market those strengths. I highly recommend the networking, educational guidance, and solid preparation that AOB offers and look forward to driving success in my new board seat at CREW San Diego."
Director, Real Estate | UC San Diego
"AOB was truly empowering and provided me with valuable knowledge to aid me in my Board journey. I gained confidence and felt empowered to showcase my value in the boardroom."
Senior Director, Biologics
Cue Health, Inc.