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

Central Florida Emerging Women Leaders are invited to apply for ATHENA NextGen, a forum supported by ATHENA Orlando Women's Leadership, Inc.

Our local ATHENA programs are dedicated to understanding what mentees need today in order to become the future leaders for the next generation. Not only will ATHENA NextGen provide a toolkit for developing emerging leaders it will also provide a 360 degree look at how to shape business mentoring in our community.

About ATHENA NextGenThis spring will mark the launch of a new program called ATHENA NextGen.

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 will be facilitated by a prominent Central Florida woman leader, with the conversation revolving around one of ATHENA's eight leadership principals:

  1. Live Authentically
  2. Learn Constantly
  3. Advocate Fiercely
  4. Act Courageously
  5. Foster Collaboration
  6. Build Relationships
  7. Give Back
  8. Celebrate

ATHENA NextGen evolved from requests and feedback after the ATHENA Women's Leadership Luncheon in November. Attendees loved the round table discussions but they wanted more – more time, more guidance, and more interaction. ATHENA NextGen will give participants the opportunity to take a deeper dive and learn from the established women leaders who have made significant contributions to their professions and the business community.

How to Apply

Emerging 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 inaugural class of ATHENA NextGen at:

Applicants should email a copy of their resume or bio to athenaleadershiporlando@gmail.com. Sessions will be held from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from May 2014 – December 2014 at the UCF Executive Development Center in Downtown Orlando at 36 W Pine Street, 32801. ATHENA NextGen has a limited number of seats available due to the nature of this collaborative mentoring and leadership forum. The cost for the entire forum is $395 and limited to 40 participants. Price includes forum participation and materials. Parking is additional $2 hourly rate. Proceeds from ATHENA NextGen will benefit a scholarship fund for female students through the UCF Foundation, Inc.

The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Questions? Please call 407-428-5155 or email athenaleadershiporlando@gmail.com.

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 athenaleadershiporlando@gmail.com

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