ATHENA Emerging Leaders


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.