The Athena Center recently hosted our second Women in Leadership: Expanding Influence and Leading Change program in partnership with Columbia Business School. We were delighted to welcome a diverse cohort of women from around the world and diverse industries. Women from as far afield as Nigeria and Italy joined us for three inspiring and productive days focused on networking, communication, negotiation and other crucial leadership development skillsets. Thank you to our participants and friends at the Columbia Business School Executive Education team for making the WIL program a great success! We look forward to growing and continuing the program in June of 2017.
Enrollment for the June 14-16, 2017 Women in Leadership program is now open. Click here to learn more and register. There is a discount available for Barnard Alumnae and nonprofit employees.
Click here to read more about Athena's New Advocacy Campaign that calls on Startup Incubators and Acceleratoris to suport more women-led businesses!
Click here to read the Huff Post article higlighting the work we do at the Athena Center!
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.