2017-2018 ATHENAPowerLink® RECIPIENT

Congratulations to Julianne Walther, one of our 2017-2018 ATHENAPowerLink® recipients. Julianne is the owner of Cary Quilting Company. She started in her home in 2005 and has recently expanded her retail quilting shop in Cary.


2018 ATHENA Women's Leadership Luncheon

Pay It Forward:
ATHENA Women’s Leadership Luncheon.
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September 27, 2018
Registration is Open!

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ATHENA Emerging Leaders Program

In Development - Athena Leadership Model Training: Developed through a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, this model identifies eight distinct attributes that are reflective of women’s contributions to leadership. Click below to be added to our interest list once we begin activities.


Supporting, developing and honoring women leaders


Lisa Howell

Owner of Spoken-4 Communications

“I had been in business for nine years and was struggling to be profitable. After receiving coaching from top professionals who volunteered their time through the ATHENAPowerLink® program, my business grew 23 percent in only 12 months.”

Inspiring women to achieve their full potential


Lorraine Johnson

Owner of Triangle Financial Advisors

“The ATHENAPowerLink award for a woman business owner is the best-kept secret in the Triangle. Having an all-star advisory panel volunteering their time to focus on helping you is an amazing resource and a wonderful gift.”

Creating Balance in Leadership Worldwide

2016 ATHENA Award

Doris Davis Huebner

McDonald’s franchisee

The list of committees, boards, and Chambers to which Doris has given her time, passion and expertise is long and impressive. She truly embodies the Athena commitment to nurture and support other women and their larger community.

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