Click here to read Variety's story on Jodie Foster and the Athena Film Festival 2015.
Click here to see Kathryn Kolbert answer some enlightening questions about her professional career.
On April 5th, 2014 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm, the Columbia Daily Spectator is hosting the Women's Leadership Conference on Barnard's Campus. Nathalie Molina Nino, a consultant to the Athena Center's entrepreneurship programs, is moderating one of the panels. Click here for more information.
This Spring's leadership labs for Barnard students are up and running. Click here for more information.
The 2014 Athena Film Festival which showcases films that address women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world has announced its lineup of 35+ narrative, documentary and short films. Now in its fourth year, the festival runs from Thursday, February 6 through Sunday, February 9 on the Barnard College campus. Artemis Rising Foundation is the Founding Sponsor of the Festival. Learn more about the films and buy tickets here.
The fourth annual Athena Film Festival is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the Athena Film Festival Awards, which honor noted actors, directors, producers and other members of the film industry for their leadership and creative accomplishments. Philanthropist Sherry Lansing, former Chair and CEO of Paramount Pictures and former President of 20th Century Fox, will receive The Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award. Additional awardees include Keri Putnam, Callie Khouri, and Kasi Lemmons. Read More
The inaugural class of Athena Distinguished Fellows for the 2013-2014 academic year include: Jimmie Briggs, founder of the Man Up Campaign; John Gerzema, author of The Athena Doctrine: How Women (And the Men Who Think Like Them) Will Rule the Future; and Marie C. Wilson, founder and president emeritus of The White House Project. Read more about the Fellows.
Our Athena Film Festival Interns have written and directed a short video on the importance of college filmmakers submitting their films to festivals -- especially those featuring leading ladies. The video has been posted on MTVu's Vimeo Group and is a call to all college filmmakers out there. Watch it Now
The Athena Center partnered with The Girl Scout Leadership Institute New York in July 2013 to offer a Summer Intensive to fifty-one NYC Girl Scouts. The Girl Scouts, in grades 9-12, had the unique opportunity to develop ideas for socially responsible businesses and have them evaluated by some of New York's best and brightest women. The Summer Intensive was covered by media outlets such as The Daily News, NY Amersterdam News, Black Star News and others.
This spring, John Gerzema, co-author of The Athena Doctrine, How Women (and the Men Who Think Like Them) Will Rule the Future, has joined the Athena Center as its first Fellow. He will offer talks, workshops and insights to promote the advancement of women's leadership. Learn more