Athena Pioneers

For Experienced Board Directors

You are already an established leader and experienced board director. Joining Athena will allow you to engage with your peers, build strong relationships with board decision-makers, and continue to expand your board portfolio.

Why join Athena Alliance?

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Exclusive events

Network with the right people (think: VCs, CEOs, and decision-makers) at virtual and in-person events.

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Curated introductions

Connect with the leaders who influence board decisions.


Board opportunities

Browse new board opportunities, exclusive to Athena

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Ongoing education

Stay on top of boardroom best practices with news, leadership trends, business stewardship resources, and more.

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Send the elevator back down

Share your insights through Pioneer-hosted salons and targeted mentoring for women rising in the executive ranks—and into the boardroom.

Are you eligible to be an Athena Pioneer?

Athena Pioneers are experienced board directors. They’ve been on a public board or a private board of at least $100M+ revenue. Or, they’ve served on at least two smaller private boards.

You choose your level of participation

We value your expertise and we appreciate Pioneers who give back to our community. Our fee model is based on how much you choose to give back to our community. Choose your level of participation to determine the cost of your Pioneer membership.

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Platform Access

No mentoring or involvement required. Gain full access to Athena’s virtual community.

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Trade Pioneer

Host a Virtual Salon, mentor Athena members for a maximum of 10 hours over the course of a year, and contribute your thought leadership to our community blog.

From our members

Caroline Tsay

Athena Pioneer · CEO of Compute Software Board Director, Coca-Cola Company & Morningstar

“Athena Alliance is tireless in its mission to bring valuable opportunities and indispensable resources to its membership. There are only actions and results from matching me to stimulating board roles, promoting my company and my profile among industry leaders, to helping me make the most important business connections, when I think of any organization that is a must to be a part of, I first think of Athena Alliance.”

Beatrize Infante

Board Director, PriceSmart

“Athena is the reason I am on the PriceSmart board. While I am a very experienced CEO and well known public board director, I still found Athena enormously valuable to filling out my board portfolio to highlight the unique skills not visible on my resume that made this a perfect fit.”