Athena Film Festival

The 2017 Athena Film Festival was a great success. Thank you to our generous sponsors, partners, friends, attendees, filmmakers, and everyone who joined us for a weekend in celebration of courageous, audacious women. The 8th Athena Film Festival will be February 22-25, 2018!

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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

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 Women-Led Startups

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



  • The team at the Athena Center for Leadership Studies is beginning the process of selecting our next cohort of Distinguished Fellows and are seeking your recommendations for candidates for this program!