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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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Part 2 Education in Arizona

Part 2 Education in Arizona

Educated citizens benefit the economy, communities, and the nation. It is an area of focus vital to all Arizonans. In May, during our dialogue session many areas of improvement were identified surrounding education in Arizona. In June we held an Open Space Technology...

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Part 1 Education in Arizona

Part 1 Education in Arizona

Education is a fundamental building block of a prosperous and peaceful society. Funding as seen by the recent teacher strike and #redfored movement is one of the issues that face the Education community in Arizona, but it isn't the only issue.  Dr. Eileen Borris led a...

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Authentic Storytelling

Authentic Storytelling

Why is storytelling a must-have leadership skill? Leadership is the art of inspiring others to make a story come true. Therefore, if you’re leading people, you’re telling them a story. Of course, your story might not be connecting as deeply as you’d like, and that’s...

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Reflections on learning constantly

Reflections on learning constantly

How many of us are driven by schedule, time, other’s demands or a pre-conceived notion of “I must do this because….” How would we transpose this life-style to a pilgrimage? A weekend of silence? An encounter with an undiscovered road? What would we do with our...

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