The Women’s Leadership Luncheon is an annual celebration across ATHENA communities to celebrate International Women’s Leadership Day. Rooted in the ATHENA Leadership Model, ATHENA of the Triangle will participate by arranging to have experienced women leaders meet and mentor emerging women leaders through a forum that facilitates meaningful connections.
The core of the program is simple and social: an established woman leader invites an emerging woman leader to attend the luncheon as her guest.
Developed through a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the ATHENA Leadership Model® identifies eight distinct attributes that are reflective of women’s contributions to leadership: Authentic Self, Relationships, Giving Back, Collaboration, Courageous Acts, Learning, Fierce Advocacy, Celebration and Joy.
These traits tend to be more intuitive to women. Combined with the strongest aspects of traditional leadership — taking risks, assertiveness, hard work — these emerging and transformative leadership styles meet the needs of emerging leaders and speak convincingly to women leaders who will head the organizations of the future.