2018 Michigan ATHENA Luncheon

Michigan ATHENA Luncheon
May 9, 2018 
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Country Club of Lansing

The Michigan Chamber Foundation is pleased to serve as host of the Michigan ATHENA luncheon. Co-hosted with local ATHENA leadership and award programs, the event invites some of the most influential women leaders from around the state. The program will include networking and roundtable discussions regarding future leadership programming for next generation and emerging leaders. 


Details to come.

Who Should Attend

The event is a recognition opportunity for women leaders across the state including past and present ATHENA recipients, recognized community leaders and influential women, board members, and supporters. Attendees are encouraged to bring an emerging leader to participate in the discussion and to network with established women leaders.

Attendee Benefits

  • Established leaders network with a statewide group of peers and emerging leaders
  • Established leaders identify, support and mentor emerging leaders
  • Participation in roundtable discussion about community recognition for women and leadership development opportunities 

About the Michigan Chamber Foundation:

The Michigan Chamber Foundation was organized in 1985 for the following purposes:

  • To plan and conduct nonpartisan public education programs regarding free enterprise, productivity and basic economic issues affecting the state of Michigan;
  • To establish and operate a leadership institute designed to provide promising future leaders in business, politics, the arts, education, and social services with an assessment of Michigan’s assets, challenges and opportunities in order to give participants the background and network of contacts necessary to make a positive impact on Michigan’s future;
  • To conduct nonpartisan research and distribute policy studies on issues facing Michigan including, but not limited to taxation, government regulation, health care, hazardous waste, crime, tourism and recreation, welfare, government spending and transportation.

About ATHENA International:

The ATHENA Leadership Model identifies eight distinct attributes that are reflective of women’s contributions to leadership: living authentically, learning constantly, advocating fiercely, acting courageously, fostering collaboration, building relationships, giving back and celebrating. These personal traits that are more intuitive to women, and combined with the strongest aspects of traditional leadership - taking risks, assertiveness, hard work - prepare women to be successful leaders in the 21st century.

Founded in 1982 by Martha Mayhood Mertz while serving on the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, ATHENA International is a non-profit organization that seeks to support, develop and honor women leaders. The program inspires women to reach their full potential and strives to create balance in leadership worldwide. Since the program’s inception, more than 7,000 awards have been presented in over 500 communities in 8 countries.