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Patricia Whorton – Learns Constantly

Patricia Whorton – Learns Constantly

Patricia always dreamt of becoming a REALTOR®; however, she took a safer path in corporate America for many years only to discovered she was accepting security for fulfillment, so she took the plunge and became a REALTOR®. She is a solo agent with Keller Williams...

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Kaleigh Williams – Program Director of PowerLink

Kaleigh Williams – Program Director of PowerLink

Kaleigh Williams is the Program Director of ATHENA AVOS PowerLink program. Kaleigh's background in organizational development and her belief in others, equips her to coach others in personal and professional growth. Kaleigh’s mindset is that business ventures have a...

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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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This 2020, see your vision, follow your dreams

This 2020, see your vision, follow your dreams

Interview with Carey Conley Carey Conley is dedicated to helping people identify their dreams and goals through vision building and to achieve those goals through discovering their purpose. She believes that success in life is about following your true passion and...

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Meet Katharine Halpin

Meet Katharine Halpin

ATHENA Valley of the Sun presents Katharine Halpin, whose role on the AVOS Leadership Team is to lead the ATHENA Women in Technology program. We are looking for senior women, C-level women, executive women in Arizona that are going to help transform our world....

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Are you leading authentically?

Are you leading authentically?

Women have for decades faced social messaging that undermines our confidence, worth and self-esteem.  We have become masterful at judging and criticizing ourselves and others.  I believe these judgmental, critical voices are not the truth of who we are as women. As we...

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ATHENAS are….cheerleaders!

ATHENAS are….cheerleaders!

It’s not news to anyone, that relationships are a key factor to success in business or career. As one of the ATHENA Leadership Principles, Build Relationships is defined as: Connecting genuinely with those around you. A willingness to bond with others, profoundly and...

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Learning and Change

Learning and Change

  Sheila Grinell was our Seed thought leader for the ATHENA Leadership Principle of Learn Constantly. Sheila discussed her role in creating the Phoenix Science Center and the learning that occurred as she shifted careers to become a writer.  She stated that she...

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Gen Z and Authenticity

Gen Z and Authenticity

We had the opportunity to hear from our Young ATHENAs, Jennifer Equihua and Ali McAuliff, part of Generation Z. They are currently in high school and facing issues around the ATHENA Leadership principles.  They discussed constant living in fear with school threats,...

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Education in Arizona-Part 3

Education in Arizona-Part 3

Over a four-month period, women from many organizations came together to use their collective brains to investigate what can be done to help women leaders in education in our community. What we discovered was that there are many groups and individuals who are...

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