I invite our members as they encounter the eight principles that make up the ATHENA Leadership Model® to use this form to share their story on our website.
The ATHENA Leadershp Model® was developed through a foundation grant from the Kellogg Foundation in 1998. The participants of the study had found their voices as leaders without all of the initials behind their names. They emerged as leaders because they attracted and inspired followers. Three things were prominent: they had individual talents and expertise, they were passionate about the purpose and potential of their pursuits and they had the ability to communicate their vision and hopes for the future. None of the principles identified by the participants were those taught in business schools or covered in career track models.
The eight distinct principles of the Model are reflective of women’s contributions to leadership: Authentic Self, Relationships, Giving Back, Collaboration, Courageous Acts, Learning, Fierce Advocacy, Celebration and Joy.