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Scholarship Donations

Direct donations to the ATHENA Scholarship Fund are always welcomed. If you’re interested in contributing to the ATHENA Scholarship Fund and/or can’t make the fundraiser event, please contact Mercedes Cowper at or 616.771.0341.

ATHENA Leadership Forum

ATHENA Leadership Forum | Grand Rapids Area Chamber of CommercePerfect for all women of all levels, the ATHENA Leadership Forum fosters and supports the development of strong female leaders in our community with bi-monthly programming around the eight tenets of the ATHENA Leadership Model.

Join us to learn valuable leadership lessons, interact with leaders in the community, and network with a diverse group of women through dynamic roundtable discussions.

Lead with Fierce Advocacy

Join us on March 27 for the ATHENA Leadership Forum and hone your skills for advocating on behalf of what matters to you. Our discussion will center around the ATHENA tenet of Fierce Advocacy—supporting and acting on your passion for people, causes or ideas; creating an unstoppable force for the greater good.

Stacie Behler | ATHENA Leadership Forum | Grand Rapids Area Chamber of CommerceMegan Sall | ATHENA Leadership Forum | Grand Rapids Area Chamber of CommerceTwo former ATHENA finalists will be joining us to share their thoughts:

Stacie Behler, Group Vice President of Public Affairs & Communications at Meijer, Inc., 2013 ATHENA Award Finalist

Megan Sall, Business Development Manager at The Right Place, 2013 ATHENA Young Professional Finalist

Event Information

Date | Thursday, March 27, 2014
Time | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location | Cathedral Square Center, 360 Division Ave. S.
Cost | (lunch included) $20/members, $25 future members/late registration after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 21st 

 **If you and/or your guest(s) have any dietary restrictions, please contact Mercedes Cowper.

Questions? Contact Mercedes Cowper at or 616.771.0341.

If you like the ATHENA Leadership Forum, you may also like:

ATHENA Award Luncheon 
EPIC Awards 
Business Matters - The Breakfast Series                                    

Sponsorship Opportunities

ATHENA Leadership Forum January 2014The ATHENA Leadership Forum is one of the Chamber's newest development offerings and has been a well-attended success in the year since its kick-off.

Promote your business through event sponsorship! Sponsorships for this program are designed to help build & strengthen relationships with other prominent leaders of your community.

We invite all Chamber Members to sponsor the ATHENA Leadership Forum

Why sponsor the ATHENA Leadership Forum?
• Improve brand recognition before established leaders and young professionals
• Show your commitment to the Chamber's signature ATHENA programs
• Build & strengthen relationships with other prominent community members

We invite all Chamber Members to connect by participating in events and being a sponsor. 

Click here for sponsorship levels and benefits or contact Diane Cisler or call 616.771.0357.

2014 Event Sponsors

Without the generous support of our sponsors, it would not be possible to present this program.

Program Underwriter


Supporting Sponsors

Independent Bank



For additional sponsorship information contact Diane Cisler at 616.771.0357.




Contact Mercedes Cowper at 616.771.0341 with questions about the ATHENA Leadership Forum.

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