ATHENA Leadership Forum

The ATHENA Leadership Forum fosters and supports the development of strong female leaders in our community. Rooted in the eight tenets of the ATHENA Leadership Model, the bi-monthly ATHENA Leadership Forum provides professional development opportunities for women of all levels.

2017 ATHENA Leadership Forum Event Details

Thursday, March 23
11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Prince Conference Center – 1800 E. Beltline Ave SE
$35 per person, $40 late registration starting Sunday, March 19.
*$10 from your registration fee will go directly to the ATHENA Scholarship Fund

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March Leadership Forum Speakers:

Monique_Salinas Dr. Monique Salinas — A highly regarded educator and choral conductor in West Michigan, Dr. Salinas is the founder of Mind Meets Music. Under her guidance, Mind Meets Music won the Connecting with Community Award in 2016 from WoodTV 8. She also serves as president on the board of Ebony Road Players, was an ATHENA Award finalist in 2013 and 2015, and was awarded the Community Champion Award from Molina Healthcare in 2016.
LoriBlunafest Lori Burgess — Having been a coach, site liaison, and board member, Lori Burgess is the Council Director for Kent County Girls on the Run (GOTR). She is part of the curriculum development team with the staff from GOTR International. In addition, she spends her morning as a guidance counselor at Kraft Meadows Middle School and has extensive experience in mental health counseling, both locally and internationally.

Thursday, May 25
11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Downtown Market – 435 Ionia Ave. SW
$35 per person, $40 late registration starting Sunday, May 21.
*$10 from your registration fee will go directly to the ATHENA Scholarship Fund

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Thursday, October 26
11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Salvation Army Kroc Center – 2500 S. Division Ave.
$35 per person, $40 late registration starting Sunday, October 22.
*$10 from your registration fee will go directly to the ATHENA Scholarship Fund

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About ATHENA Leadership Forums

Each ATHENA Leadership Forum features a brief presentation followed by a facilitated discussion around one of the eight ATHENA tenets—Authentic Self, Celebration & Joy, Collaboration, Courageous Acts, Fierce Advocacy, Giving Back, Learning, and Relationships.

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.


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Did you know five scholarships of a minimum of $500 will be awarded at the September 15 ATHENA Awards Celebration to help women over 30 achieve their higher-education degrees? And that scholarship amount could be much more!

Can’t wait to donate? 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 attend the fundraiser event, please donate online or
contact Cindy Johnson at 616.771.0334.

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