Michigan ATHENA


The Michigan ATHENA Series is an opportunity for professionals throughout Michigan at all career levels to learn, collaborate, network and reach their full potential through free virtual webinars. Plus, new this year, is an in-person Michigan ATHENA Leadership Summit. Programming is built around the ATHENA Leadership Model, which identifies eight distinct attributes that reflect women’s contributions to leadership: living authentically, continually learning, advocating fiercely, acting courageously, fostering collaboration, building relationships, giving back and celebrating.

AUG 29, 2023

This engaging session will help distinguish between the labeling of assertion vs. aggression that often faces women leaders. We’ll explore concrete ways and strategies to advocate for yourself or your teams, handle conflict and push back at work or in life while remaining professional. You’ll hear from a panel of influential leaders who have successfully navigated this balancing act in their respective environments or fields and how they have fostered greater collaboration and relationships, driving positive change in their organizations and communities.  


Join Michigan ATHENA Wednesday, Sept. 20 for our inaugural Leadership Summit at the University Club of MSU in Lansing, MI. Hear from experts, collaborate with peers and leave with tools to level up your career during this one-day summit. Space is limited, so don’t wait and register today!


9 a.m. - Caffeinate+Network

10 a.m. - Welcome

10:15 a.m. - Keynote: Taking the Chance and Investing in Yourself

11 a.m. - Headshots + Networking

12:15 p.m. - Lunch + Learn: Panel discussion on Creating Habits That Cultivate Confidence

1:15 p.m. - Personal Assessment/Interactive Session

2:30 p.m. - Fireside Chat: Developing Your Personal Brand and Leadership Identity


If you missed “Your Secret Weapon: Building Emotional Intelligence to Live and Lead,” you can view the full recording below!

For a full listing of past events visit our Youtube channel


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