Athena Program Committees | Platforms For Leadership Development

Your Athena member experience comes with a variety of platforms to significantly build your leadership skills, strategically broaden your network and cultivate your personal brand.  Athena’s portfolio of 50 annual leadership programs is driven by its committees, comprised entirely of Athena members. Central to the success of these programs are the leaders that pursue a committee assignment and bring their time, talent and treasure to the committees’ success.

Athena members who join these committees lean into leadership by helping with program management, content creation, access to key opinion leaders, domain expertise, and social media campaigns with the goal of educating our STEM community to achieve accelerated professional success.

Associate Special Interest Group (ASIG) Committee 

Athena’s ASIG Committee produces career advancement programs that provide strategies, tools and targeted networking that aid in accelerating early to mid-career paths across all STEM sectors. These programs offer techniques and resources tailor made for rising managers intent on achieving their career ambitions quicker and smarter.

CEO & CFO Forum 

The CEO Forum and CFO Forum committees host these executive programs that cater exclusively to the regions’ CEOs and CFOs. These two forums give rise to an intimate setting that addresses the various challenges facing women in the C-suite and enables them to leverage the powerful peer network that reminds us, we’re in this together.

Forum for Executive Women (FEW) Committee

The FEW committee manages this program that offers members-only peer mentoring groups that serve as your personal board of directors.

Life Sciences Special Interest Group (LSIG) Committee

The LSIG Committee produces programs that equip women with sector specific insights and methodologies to advance careers, accelerate business opportunities and grow your organizational leadership. These influential programs offer invaluable pearls of wisdom from experts at the forefront of career advancement in the life sciences sector.

Membership Committee

The membership committee is dedicated to the design and implementation of Athena’s member recruitment and retention strategies.  It also works to ensure the member experience is optimized through sustained member engagement.

Pinnacle Awards

The Annual Pinnacle Awards Gala is Athena's signature event celebrating those who elevate women in the STEM workforce.  The Pinnacle committee oversees the production of this marquee celebration honoring our empowered leaders.

Signature Series Committee

Athena’s Signature Series Committee designs and delivers a popular program series that offers STEM-focused content shared by CEOs, domain experts and entrepreneurs.  Hot topics ranging from executive leadership challenges to negotiating skills or strategies on how STEM women actually rise to the top are among the types of programs that drive strong market appeal.

Technology Special Interest Group (TSIG) Committee

Imagine a world where women are heard and valued inside the tech industry.  The TSIG committee presents programs designed to showcase founders, funders and technologists sharing best practices on self-advocacy, embracing a growth mindset and increasing your influence inside tech companies. These programs represent an invaluable nexus helping Athena members unlock and align their genius with the tech community’s proven leaders. 

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