Athena Film Festival

The 2017 Athena Film Festival was a great success. Thanks to our generous sponsors, filmmakers, partnering organizations, volunteers and the 6000 film fans who joined us for a weekend in celebration of courageous and audacious women leaders.  Save the date: The next Athena Film Festival will be February 22-25, 2018. Learn more.


Student Programs

The Athena Scholars Program, Leadership Labs, Digital Design Academy and other programs for Barnard students combines academic exploration, social action projects, 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 programs help students find and develop their entrepreneurial spirit while providing resources to students launching their own ventures. 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

The 2017 Athena Film Festival was a great success. Thank you to all of our sponsors, partners, guests, and attendees. The eighth Festival will be February 22-25, 2018! Learn More

Entrepreneurs @ Athena

Supporting The Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Our programs introduce Barnard students to entrepreneurship, enable them to experiment with entrepreneurship, and provide resources and mentorship for those young women launching their own ventures.  Learn More


Calendar / Events


  • The 2017 Class of Distinguished Fellows includes best-selling author and founder of Working Mother Media Carol Evans, progressive media strategist Jehmu Greene, community health organizer Manmeet Kaur and gender justice leader Kavita Ramdas.