About Athena

How We Got Here

 

The CEO and Founder of The Athena Network, Jacqueline Rogers, recognised that there was a requirement for women in business that is not currently being fulfilled. The opportunity to attend a fun, yet focussed, networking lunch, to be trained in networking and business skills and to be coached, mentored and trained in their business and personal development.

Athena Aims

  • Providing opportunities to make strategic connections with professionals in a wide range of industry sectors.
  • Developing members’ business skills through a choice of interactive workshops and training courses.
  • Encourage women in business to inspire and support others for greater success.

We aim to put like-minded women together who are passionate about growing and developing their business. Many of our members also benefit on a personal level from the support and inspiration they get from other members as well as from the organisation.

Training and development of our members as well as their business is very important to Athena. To this end we provide numerous trainings and workshops. Some are designed to help ladies who are new to networking, whilst we also cater to the needs of the experienced networker! Every new member to Athena is automatically invited to attend a FREE New Member Training session designed to help each newcomer to get the most from their Athena membership.

Whether you are new to business or have been established for a number of years, you will undoubtedly realise how beneficial it is to build relationships with other businesses. Athena members enjoy the networking lunches and other events, which gives them the opportunity to build these valuable contacts. Increasing your database of contacts will mean you can instantly put your hands on the right contact to help support you in business, whether this is a supplier or a company you can work with jointly on a project with a client of yours.

At the end of the day, one of the main reasons ladies join Athena is to gain new business! Although we are not a referral organisation and don’t apply this pressure to our members, business is constantly passing throughout the membership. So if you’re looking for new business plus you want to benefit from the other aims of the organisation, them membership in Athena can certainly help you to achieve your goals.

Where We Are Going

Developing strategic relationships with experts in the market. Listening to our members requirements to deliver new and exciting initiatives and to ensure that the members come to regard Athena as the premier networking and training organisation for women.

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What Athena Members Say …

Nicky Fitzmaurice

"Athena Networking has been the making of me! I have made more friends and learnt more about business tools and networking strategy in the last year than I ever thought possible. Athena’s focus on training members to be the best that they can be, whilst in a supportive and nurturing environment, gave me the confidence to learn and grow which in turn allowed my business to do the same. It is this, that is the heart of Athena. No hard sell amongst the members, we encourage one another to help where we can. I always come away from a meeting inspired and bubbling with ideas on how to grow my business. It’s a fabulous way to live, learn and grow. Nicky Fitzmaurice www.satinpaperbacks.com

Selena Ludick

“The Athena network can be distinguished from any other networking group I attend. Its structure and form mean that members who attend are committed and dedicated to proactive networking which on turn achieves tangible results.  This benefits me and my firm,  in just a two  hour monthly meeting I have the opportunity to talk to other business women about me, my business and what I need and how I can be helped.  The environment for delivering this is focused and professional. As a result referrals are made and recommendations given which, for me achieves increased clients and in turn builds greater contacts.  As a busy business women Athena also provides a forum to connect with other business women on a social / friendship basis so “all work and no play does not make this Jill a dull girl” Athena motivates me, strengthens my vision, equips and endorses me but most of all provides the fuel every business women needs to keep raising her game and stepping up to the mark.”

Rosie Mortimer

Working mostly on my own, I really appreciate the positive camaraderie of the Athena women. Whatever need or concern one has, there is always someone able, and enthusiastically willing, to help with good advice. I find the interaction tremendously stimulating and enjoyable - and highly instructive. A wonderful group to see regularly, with excellent opportunities to meet other interesting and skilled women at training days. Thank you Athena!

 

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