Emerging
Leaders

We’ve successfully launched our 2020 Virtual Leaders Program! To find out more about this program, please contact us at ATHENAEmergingLeaders@gmail.com.

What is ATHENA Emerging Leaders?

Presented by ATHENA of the Triangle, this social learning program is a series of highly interactive workshops each focused on an ATHENA Leadership Principle. The program is open to any woman, whether early in her career or who already has some leadership experience, who wants to improve her leadership skills while supporting a network of like-minded leaders.

What’s the Format of the Sessions?

Participants will come together in a collaborative and non-competitive space to share personal challenges and experiences. There will be some pre-reading in the “Becoming ATHENA” book and assessments from an accompanying workbook to set the tone before each session. Learning within the sessions will be reinforced through external speakers, and experiential learning activities. The 2020 program will primarily be virtual with the option for face-to-face sessions when safe. Our program consists of two monthly morning 90-minute sessions (8:30 AM to 10:00 AM) on the first Thursday and third Tuesday of each month.

What are some Soft Skills I can expect to build?

This program will focus on concepts such as staying true to yourself as a leader, continuing to learn by staying curious, embracing failure, and building relationships. Additionally, soft skills like creative and creative thinking, decision-making, networking, time management, problem solving, and conflict resolution will also be part of the sessions.

How do I work on building these skills between sessions?

Each participant receives a workbook that will contain materials, videos, and other resources that can be used for additional personal reflection and/or inspiration. Many of the principles also contain “pre-tests” that help you gauge how you feel before and after the sessions. This will allow each participant to keep a close watch on their growth and development, and ask for additional help when they need it.

In between sessions there is an active online community to encourage dialogue and networking.

How much does it cost?

The entire workshop series is $500. That includes all materials. optional networking events between sessions, and small group interaction with experienced leaders and career coaches. Scholarships available based on need. Contact us at ATHENAEmergingLeaders@gmail.com if interested.

What Makes us Unique?

The content contributors are highly accomplished individuals. Some hold doctorates, some win awards (including one from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), and some have consulted with prestigious organizations (such as the United Nations)! Although the program is based on women in leadership, we recognize the importance of male support in our growth. Therefore, some of the accomplished leaders at each session will be men.

The content of the program is rooted in research, science, and psychology. This means while the topics we’ll discuss are broad, we’ll talk about real obstacles and that roadblocks women face when trying to implement the 8 principles. The sessions are a place for you to have honest, down-to-earth conversations with other women who are on the same journey of personal development. Often we have questions that we’re afraid to ask in the workplace, but in our sessions, we encourage everyone to bring their true selves, without fear of being judged.

Our 2020 virtual program consists of 8 local speakers who add real-life experiences to each principle. 

Our 2020 Emerging Leader Speakers

 

Event Speakers
Live Authentically

Michele Nidiffer, Owner Style Finder

Learn Constantly

Mira Brancu, Psychologist VA Hospital

Build Relationships

Channte Keith, Director of Programs Center for Black Health Equity

Foster Collaboration

Charmaine Riggins, VP HR Parker/LORD

Advocate Fiercely TBD
Act Courageously TBD
Give Back TBD
Celebrate TBD

 

Charmaine Riggins

Charmaine Riggins

VP HR Parker/LORD

Michele Nidiffer

Michele Nidiffer

Owner Style Finder

Mira Brancu

Mira Brancu

Psychologist VA Hospital

Channte Keith

Channte Keith

Director of Programs Center for Black Health Equity

Questions? Email us at: ATHENAEmergingLeaders@gmail.com

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OUR 2020-2021 PROGRAM!

Our program begins October 2020. As we continue to put safety and health first, we have decided that for now the 2020 ATHENA Emerging Leaders Program (AEL) will be taught remotely, We will continue to assess and adjust our approach to our sessions in order to prioritize an interactive environment.

What is ATHENA Emerging Leaders?

Presented by ATHENA of the Triangle, this social learning program is a series of highly interactive workshops each focused on an ATHENA Leadership Principle. The program is open to any woman, whether early in her career or who already has some leadership experience, who wants to improve her leadership skills while supporting a network of like-minded leaders.

What’s the Format of the Sessions?

Participants will come together in a collaborative and non-competitive space to share personal challenges and experiences. There will be some pre-reading in the “Becoming ATHENA” book and assessments from an accompanying workbook to set the tone before each session. Learning within the sessions will be reinforced through external speakers, and experiential learning activities. The 2020 program will primarily be virtual with the option for face-to-face sessions when safe. Our program consists of two monthly morning 90-minute sessions.

What are some Soft Skills I can expect to build?

This program will focus on concepts such as staying true to yourself as a leader, continuing to learn by staying curious, embracing failure, and building relationships. Additionally, soft skills like creative and creative thinking, decision-making, networking, time management, problem solving, and conflict resolution will also be part of the sessions.

How do I work on building these skills between sessions?

Each participant receives a workbook that will contain materials, videos, and other resources that can be used for additional personal reflection and/or inspiration. Many of the principles also contain “pre-tests” that help you gauge how you feel before and after the sessions. This will allow each participant to keep a close watch on their growth and development, and ask for additional help when they need it.

In between sessions there is an active online community to encourage dialogue and networking.

How much does it cost?

The entire workshop series is $500. That includes all materials. optional networking events between sessions, and small group interaction with experienced leaders and career coaches. Scholarships available based on need. Contact us at ATHENAEmergingLeaders@gmail.com if interested.

What Makes us Unique?

The content contributors are highly accomplished individuals. Some hold doctorates, some win awards (including one from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), and some have consulted with prestigious organizations (such as the United Nations)! Although the program is based on women in leadership, we recognize the importance of male support in our growth. Therefore, some of the accomplished leaders at each session will be men.

The content of the program is rooted in research, science, and psychology. This means while the topics we’ll discuss are broad, we’ll talk about real obstacles and that roadblocks women face when trying to implement the 8 principles. The sessions are a place for you to have honest, down-to-earth conversations with other women who are on the same journey of personal development. Often we have questions that we’re afraid to ask in the workplace, but in our sessions, we encourage everyone to bring their true selves, without fear of being judged.

Our 2019 pilot program consisted of 8 local speakers who added real-life experiences to each principle. For our principle 5, Advocate Fiercely, participants heard from Christine Mumma, Executive Director of the NC Center on Actual Innocence who spoke about advocating for the wrongly convicted, and who provided thoughtful advice on how critical transparency and accountability is in leadership and advocacy. For our principle 8, Celebrate! Dave Knight, Global Director from John Deere, spoke about his experience, initiatives on women in leadership, and why he encourages women to take the leadership challenge and why it is good for business.
We look to have just as many influential speakers within the 2020 program.

Some of our past ATHENA Emerging Leader speakers:

 

Event Speakers
Live Authentically

Michele Nidiffer, Owner Style Finder

Learn Constantly

Mira Brancu, Psychologist VA Hospital

Build Relationships

Channte Keith, Director of Programs Center for Black Health Equity

Foster Collaboration

Charmaine Riggins, VP HR Parker/LORD

Advocate Fiercely TBD
Act Courageously TBD
Give Back TBD
Celebrate TBD

 

Charmaine Riggins

Charmaine Riggins

VP HR Parker/LORD

Michele Nidiffer

Michele Nidiffer

Owner Style Finder

Mira Brancu

Mira Brancu

Psychologist VA Hospital

Channte Keith

Channte Keith

Director of Programs Center for Black Health Equity

Questions? Email us at: ATHENAEmergingLeaders@gmail.com

We are now accepting applications for our 2020 program, beginning in October.
Click below to apply!