A Celebration of Women and Leadership

The 5th Annual Athena Film Festival took place Feb 5-8, 2015! It was an inspiring weekend of films, panels and workshops that tell the stories of women leaders in real life and the fictional world. Save the date for the upcoming festival, Feb 18-21, 2016.

Athena Scholars

The Athena Scholars Program for Barnard students combines academic exploration, social action, practice, and reflection so that students are inspired to become leaders in their communities and careers and make the world a better place. Learn more


Leadership Development

Athena's Leadership Development Programs, customized for businesses and non-profit organizations, are developing and testing the Athena Core10©, a fresh look at the attributes that today's leaders need to maximize their impact. Learn more

Entrepreneurs @ Athena

Entrepreneurs @ Athena provides the skills and resources that talented students and emerging women entrepreneurs in NYC need to help make their ventures successful. Learn more

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Student Programs

Educating the Leaders of Tomorrow

From the Scholars Program to leadership lab workshops to summer intensives, the Athena Center re-imagines leadership. Learn More

Leadership Development

Fostering Women's Leadership

The Athena Edge is a leadership development program for businesses, not-for-profits, and global partners. Based on research,  our programs are customized to deliver exactly what your organization and women leaders need.  Learn More

Athena Film Festival

Celebrating Women & Leadership: Feb 18-21, 2016

An engaging weekend of feature films, documentaries and shorts that highlight women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world. Learn More

Entrepreneurs @ Athena

Supporting Women-Led Startups

The Athena Center provides the training and resources needed by today’s under-represented and highly undercapitalized women entrepreneurs. Learn More



  • Click here to read more about Athena's New Advocacy Campaign that calls on Startup Incubators and Acceleratoris to suport more women-led businesses!