Mission: Support, develop and honor women leaders and those who inspire them to reach their full potential by offering unique, impactful leadership development and award programs.

The ATHENA International Board of Directors would like to announce the addition of five new board members who bring insight into advancing women’s leadership around the globe.

Ellen Sullivan, director of Jacksonville Women’s Business Center in Jacksonville, Florida. Ellen recently launched the Northeast Florida ATHENA Affiliate, which was so well received that she doubled her targeted membership. She leads the ATHENAPowerlink® Program and recently launched the ATHENA Leadership Award in Jacksonville as well. She is a true ATHENA advocate.  

Jeff Hay, Partner at Womble Bond Dickinson law firm in Charlotte, North Carolina. Through Jeff's leadership, the firm has supported the ATHENA Leadership Award in Charlotte and Jeff has served as a speaker for an ATHENA program.  Womble Bond Dickinson is one of a handful of AmLaw 100 law firms that has a female CEO and executive committee made up of 100% women.

Todd Popham, Popham and Associates, LLC. of Millersville Maryland specializes in helping individuals and organizations bridge their opportunity gaps through consulting, coaching and leadership development. Todd is a dynamic supporter of ATHENA International and is returning to the ATHENA Board of Directors for a second time.

Traci Corey, Presidential Spouse and Director of Women’s Leadership Institute at Olivet College,  Olivet, Michigan. Under her leadership, the college has developed a number of meaningful and impactful programs for girls and young women who are current and prospective students, including the Olivet College ATHENA International Women’s Leadership Program.

Qing Meyerson, Vice President of Finance and Administration of China and Hong Kong, Bristol Myers Squibb.  Qing is currently on this assignment in Shanghai, China.  Qing supports the rollout of ATHENA in China via the ATHENA World Cafe, collaboration with ShePower and community workshops on the ATHENA Leadership Model.  

ATHENA International supports, honors and develops women leaders, and inspires them to reach their full leadership potential.

The ATHENA leadership model identifies eight distinct attributes that are reflective of women’s contribution to leadership: live authentically, learn constantly, advocates fiercely, act courageously, foster collaboration, build relationships, give back, and celebrate! Our five new board members more than exhibit these qualities. 

Congratulations and welcome aboard to our new board members!