Conferences and Events

Conferences and Events:


October 7, 2019






February 15, 2019





January 29, 2019









October 15, 2018
"Blue Wave" or "Red Wedding?" : Trend & Mirage in the 2018 Midterm Elections
Watch the live stream of this event here





July 20, 2018



May 3, 2018
Athena Talks

Selected Barnard students were chosen to alpha test one of TED's newest programs. They presented in the Glicker-Milstein Theater. Click on the links below to see videos of the wide range of interesting and exciting topics they discussed:    


April 26, 2018






April 18, 2018
Financial Fluency Forum

Check out recorded footage from the forum on finding an apartment here , budgeting for seniors here, and the Managing Transitions Alumnae Panel here




April 11, 2018





October 10, 2017





March 12, 2014
March 6, 2014
November 11, 2013
September 25 - 27, 2013
July 27-28, 2013
The Athena Center partnered with Bossed Up for the Bossed Up Bootcamp. This two day conference, attended by Tomika Rodriguez and Erin Vilardi, focused on young professional women in their 20’s and 30’s, looking to develop concrete personal and professional goals. 

May 3, 2012
Athena/Rutgers/Spelman Academic Conference
Women's Leadership as an Academic Discipline




December 10, 2010
Research Symposium: Bolder Policies for Diversity at the Top?
In conjunction with the Columbia Business School




February 3, 2010
Women Leading the Way
A Lecture with Activists Mallika Dutt and Jane Golden



December 2, 2009
How Remarkable Women Lead
A Discussion with Joanna Barsh


Student Events:

October 16, 2013






For Entrepreneurs:

July 27 - 28, 2013
Co-Sponsored by the Athena Center
September 15, 2012
Columbia Venture Community Event -- Start Up Bootcamp
Co-Sponsored by the Athena Center and CVC

July 30-31, 2012
"Make Mine a Million" Competition Hosted by the Athena Center
Women Entrepreneurs Gather at Barnard


January 28-29, 2012
Health Hacking and Big Data at Columbia University
NYC Columbia Code-a-Thon



September 15, 2012
Columbia Venture Community Event -- Speed Networking
Co-Sponsored by the Athena Center and CVC

February 25, 2011
Vivek Wadhwa Lecture

Enriching the Conversation About Leadership:

July 14, 2012
Summer Leadership Conference
Sponsored by Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc.


May 28-29, 2012
G(irls)20 Summit



May 15, 2012
Leadership and the Millenial Generation
A Student Panel Moderated by Kathryn Kolbert



January 17, 2012
The War We Are Living
A Screening and Panel Discussion

November 1, 2011
Great Expectations: Dreams of Choice, Sex and Beauty at the Edge of the Feminist Era
A Conversation with Debora Spar, President, Barnard College


September 24, 2011
2011 NY Go Lead - Fueling Your Fundraising Skills
Co-Sponsored by The White House Project


July 28, 2011
Everyday Johns: Exposing the Underbelly of the Sex Trade
Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion



April 8, 2010
Climate Wise Women
A Panel Discussion


November 11, 2009
Glamour's 2009 Women of the Year Award
The Iranian Women's One Million Signatures Campaign