Welcome to Athena's
LIFTING WHILE CLIMBING PODCAST
NEW FOR 2024!
Athena's Lifting While Climbing podcast amplifies the voices and experiences of women in STEM. Hosted by Holly Smithson, Athena CEO, this podcast serves as a beacon of inspiration for those seeking mentorship, sponsorship, and allyship across Athena’s global STEM community.
Each episode unfolds as a narrative journey, showcasing the remarkable stories of women shattering glass ceilings while extending a hand to uplift others on their ascent. The podcast dives deep into the intricacies of mentorship and sheds light on its impact in guiding and nurturing the talents of our NextGen of STEM women.
Listeners will be treated to firsthand accounts of how sponsorship plays a transformative role in women’s careers, offering actionable insights on the dynamics of support and encouragement across the STEM landscape.
Athena's podcast features executive guests who delve into the significance of allyship, emphasizing the power of collaboration and unity in dismantling systemic challenges. Episodes showcase strategies to build enduring networks, break down barriers, and foster a sense of community.
With a blend of storytelling, expert interviews, and practical advice, the podcast aims to create a virtual mentorship space where listeners gain inspiration, guidance, and a deep sense of community. Whether you're a seasoned leader, a student aspiring to enter STEM fields, or simply passionate about fostering inclusivity, Athena's Lifting While Climbing is a B-!2 shot for all those committed to advancing more women leading in STEM.