Each year, Athena plans a variety of events that help Athena Scholars get to know one another and feel connected to the program. They include parties, faculty-student dinners, opportunities to visit various organizations and meet with women leaders, senior project presentations, tickets to charity dinners, and more.
In addition the Athena Center is a member of the Washington, D.C. based Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN), the only national organization with the sole focus of preparing college women for leadership in the public policy arena. Through introducing college women to role models, career paths, and skills trainings before they enter the workforce, PLEN’s mission is to increase the number of women in top leadership positions influencing all aspects of the public policy process. Through our membership, students at Barnard receive discounted seminar and registration fees. Athena Scholars interested in attending PLEN workshops should contact Sarit Abramowicz at email@example.com Non-Athena Scholars should contact Barnard's Career Development Office at firstname.lastname@example.org