Michigan ATHENA

Michigan ATHENA Programming

Supporting and Developing Emerging Leaders Through Innovative Programming

Michigan ATHENA’s vision is to serve as a statewide organization to develop, support and honor women leaders and those who inspire them to reach their full potential.

Michigan ATHENA’s mission:

  • Assist local programs in delivering high quality ATHENA programming
  • Provide leadership development and mentorship opportunities to empower women
  • Develop a statewide network of business leaders invested in leadership diversity

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.

The Michigan ATHENA program is administered by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.

Michigan ATHENA Conference Series

September 15 & October 13



Lead Like a Woman

Lead Like A Woman – developed in 2019 by the Michigan Chamber Foundation, the Lead Like A Woman spotlight series is designed to highlight Michigan women leaders from all walks of life who are making small and large contributions to improve their communities.
With unique perspective and big ideas, women in business are telling their stories on how they climbed the corporate ladder, broke the glass ceiling, empowered their colleagues and pushed for innovative ideas and a place at the table.
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Women's Speakers Bureau

A one-stop-shop for Speakers. The list is comprised of women experts, thought-leaders and whip-smart executives who can enlighten your audience and promote greater understanding of issues impacting the workplace.
By clicking the link below you will be transferred to the Michigan Chamber portal where you can access the list of speakers.
Speakers Bureau Listing

Women in Industry

Coming Soon! A dynamic and interactive exploration of careers in industry is the focus for Women In Industry. These sector specific networking events are geared toward women in energy, finance and insurance, manufacturing, mobility, healthcare, government, economic development and unique fields that are pushing women to explore the endless career opportunities.

Coming Soon

The purpose of Women in Industry is to provide helpful, relevant informational content and networking opportunities to women in–or exploring–careers in certain industries.