Want to be a better leader?

by optimizing professional women, ATHENA leaders prove to be instrumental in building economically healthy, robust and vibrant communities and families.

ATHENA Women Mean Business, literally!

Wednesday May 2, 2018 at the St. Charles Convention Center
Work. Life. Design.

Join us for the journey and celebrate together!
Online Registration(<- click here)

Download invitation (to pay by check)

Sponsorship Opportunities (information available here.) 


  Impactful and Intensive Mentor Program  

Class of 2018 is going strong!!!!

Applications for Class of 2019 will be available in October.  If you (and/or someone you know) are interested in being a mentee or mentor, please contact our office.

  Continuing Education-caliber Leadership Seminars 

Save-Your-Dates for these great opportunities...

Golf & Business Go Together Wed. June 6, 2018 4:30 - 6:30 PM        

What Triggers Your Stress & Safety? Fri. Aug. 24, 2018 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Gaining Financial Wellness Th. Sept. 20, 2018 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

  Work-Life-Design Networking Events 

Annual Meeting/Networking Mon. June 11, 2018 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Regroup & Refresh in the Outdoors Thurs. July 19, 2018 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Get Organized, Personally & Professionally Tues. Oct. 23, 2018 8:00 - 9:30 AM           

Break-Fast with ATHENA:     April 26 is up next!   Join us on the 4th Thurs. of each month for a casual, drop-in networking breakfasts 7:30 - 9:00 AM at First Watch (312 Mid-Rivers Center)

Make a difference and be a voice for female leadership!

ATHENA's Mentor program equipped me with the tools necessary to shape a unique leadership style that conforms with my authentic self. I am grateful that the program facilitated the opportunity to engage with my mentor, Lorna Frahm. Lorna is the embodiment of strong, authentic female leadership, and she has encouraged me to aspire to higher levels of community involvement and professional excellence.                                                                                Rebecca Corson, Associate, Hamilton Weber, LLC                                         


The internationally recognized, ATHENA Leadership Award® program was introduced in St. Charles County in 1987. The program exists to support the development of women in leadership roles. The ATHENA Award® was inspired by the goddess of Greek mythology known for her strength, courage, wisdom and enlightenment—qualities embodied in the ATHENA leadership model. The Award is unique in both scope---local, national and international---and the ATHENA mission upon which it is based. 

In 1997, the ATHENA Leadership Foundation of St. Charles County was created to support women in leadership beyond annual recognition.  The Foundation, which is powered by the Foundation Board, focuses on creating opportunities for professional women to come together into the area's most visible "power network." 

Contact our office for more information and how to apply for membership and sponsorship.


Our mission is to support, honor and develop women leaders and inspire women to reach their full potential!

Our values are:

  • Authentic Self
  • Celebration
  • Joy
  • Collaboration
  • Courageous Acts
  • Fierce Advocacy
  • Giving Back
  • Learning
  • Relationships

    The ATHENA philosophy brings into focus outstanding professionals in the community, while encouraging leadership opportunities for women of all ages and career stages.



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For information, please contact:

ATHENA Leadership Foundation
Leah Bernstein, MA, MSW
Executive Director
5988 Mid Rivers Mall Drive Suite 115                 St. Charles, MO 63304

(314) 537-4098

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