Developing women leaders from the classroom to the boardroom™

ATHENA Valley of the Sun is a nonprofit organization that supports, develops and honors women leaders through leadership programs and community development.

Our Mission

ATHENA Valley of the Sun (AVOS) is dedicated to leadership development as a foundation to position women for success in business and career, life and community endeavors.

ATHENA Principles

  • Live Authentically
  • Learn Constantly
  • Build Relationships
  • Foster Collaboration
  • Advocate Fiercely
  • Act Courageously
  • Give Back
  • Celebrate

UPCOMING Events

Nov 14

Third Annual Young ATHENA Leadership Program

November 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm MST
Nov 17
ATHENA Valley of the Sun embraces these principles as we strive to develop and support strong women leaders in community, career and all aspects of life.

We Develop Leaders

The ATHENA Leadership Model identifies eight principles that are reflective of women’s contributions to leadership: Authentic Self, Learning, Fierce Advocacy, Courageous Acts,Collaboration, Relationships, Giving Back, Celebration and Joy.

These personal traits that are more intuitive to women, and combined with the strongest aspects of traditional leadership – taking risks, assertiveness, hard work – prepare women to be successful leaders in the 21st century.

Latest News

Meet Our New Young ATHENA Director, Parm Gulshan

Meet Our New Young ATHENA Director, Parm Gulshan

2019-2020 Young ATHENA leader, Trenn Moore has passed the torch to Parm Gulshan with a challenge to take the Young ATHENA Leadership program to a new level. Parm’s background is in Human Resources and she has an undergraduate degree in business marketing. Her clients...

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Meet Young ATHENA Anna-Grace Seller – Live Authentically 

Meet Young ATHENA Anna-Grace Seller – Live Authentically 

Anna-Grace (Grey) Sellers is a 10th Grader at Westwood HS in Mesa, AZ. She is part of the Young ATHENA Club at Westwood that is in its second year, volunteers at Open Arms Care Center in Gilbert, AZ and is active in her church.  For Grey, one of the hardest lessons...

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Upcoming Events

Nov 14

Third Annual Young ATHENA Leadership Program

November 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm MST
Nov 17

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