Athena Leadership Orlando Luncheon
Athena Leadership Orlando Luncheon
Athena Leadership Orlando Luncheon
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Athena NextGen

About ATHENA NextGen:

Back by popular demand, the 2015 ATHENA NextGen Thought Leadership Series kicks off on May 19th. It’s designed as a collaborative forum where participants will enhance their professional development skills through a series of eight sessions about mentoring and leadership strategies, all tailored to the next generation of women leaders. Each month the discussion topics are facilitated by prominent women leaders in Orlando, with the conversation revolving around one of ATHENA’s eight leadership principles:

  • Live Authentically
  • Learn Constantly
  • Advocate Fiercely
  • Act Courageously
  • Foster Collaboration
  • Build Relationships
  • Give Back
  • Celebrate

ATHENA NextGen offers participants the opportunity to take a deeper dive and learn from women who have made significant contributions to their professions and the business community. Imagine receiving pearls of wisdom from dynamic business leaders such as Sandy Hostetter, Diana Bolivar, Kimberly Maki and Annetta Wilson, in an interactive “Master’s Class” setting.

How to Apply:

Emerging women leaders who are ready to take the next step and embrace an open dialogue about the future of women’s leadership should consider applying for the 2015 class of ATHENA NextGen at:

Deadline for applications is Friday, March 27th at 5:00 p.m. Applicants should complete all responses to the enclosed questionnaire and email a copy of their resume or bio to

The series will run from May to December 2015. Sessions will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. in Downtown Orlando.

Due to the collaborative nature of these sessions, ATHENA NextGen has a limited number of seats available. The cost for the entire program is $495 and includes full registration, educational materials, continental breakfast, two networking social events, and a signed copy of Becoming ATHENA: Eight Principles of Enlightened Leadership by Martha Mertz, Founder of ATHENA International. We have a few seats available for non-profit organizations at a discounted rate.

Proceeds from ATHENA NextGen are gifted toward an endowed scholarship in the amount of $100,000 that was established to benefit female students through the UCF Foundation, Inc.

Questions? Please call Karen Keene at 407-718-1562 or email

Central Florida's women leaders celebrate value of mentoring and raise $20,000 to benefit University of Central Florida scholarship fund for female students.

Orlando ATHENA Leadership Award® Presented to Sandra Hostetter, President of CNLBank, Central Florida

The proceeds from this event benefit a scholarship fund for female students through the UCF Foundation, Inc.

For additional information please contact Nicole Caron at

Congratulations to our 2014 Recipient!

Linda Landman Gonzalez, 2014 Orlando ATHENA Leadership Award Winner

2014 Orlando ATHENA Leadership Award Recipient:

Linda Landman Gonzalez

Orlando Magic

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2014 Luncheon Kickoff Video

  • Christi Ashby Orange Appeal
  • Maryann Barry Girl Scouts
  • Diana Bolivar Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando
  • Kari Conley Orlando Health
  • Denise Dell-Powell Burr Forman
  • Carolyn Fennell Greater Orlando Aviation Authority
  • Dr. Deborah German University of Central Florida College of Medicine
  • Liz Gombash Seminole State College of Florida
  • Carmenza Gonzalez CZA, Inc.
  • Roseann Harrington Orlando Utilities Commission
  • Leslie Hielema Florida Institute of Technology
  • Sandy Hostetter CNL Bank
  • Tiffany Hughes University of Central Florida
  • Mayor Teresa Jacobs Honorary Chair
  • Yolanda Londono Tupperware Brands
  • Kimberly Maki Bright House
  • Beverly Marshall-Luney Platinum Tours International, LLC
  • Dr. Cathy Pope Orange County Public Schools
  • Pamela Sain Gary C. Sain Movement to Inspire
  • Shari Sandifer Avant Healthcare Professionals
  • Barb Scherer Fifth Third Bank
  • Jennifer Spooner Cross, Fernandex & Riley
  • Kim Strong YMCA of Central Florida
  • Ellen Titen-Wojcik E.T. Consultants
  • Vanessa Welch WFTV Channel 9
  • Annetta Wilson Speak with Ease
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