One of the cornerstones of success at Athena is the recognition that it’s important to train ourselves in order to grow our businesses.  To do this, we need to keep our skills and business awareness up to date.  At Athena we offer members various types of training.

Networking Skills Training

During the lunch meeting one of the essential networking skills will be reviewed that you can implement immediately at the meeting.

Business Development Training

Business Development Training is presented to each group during the business networking meeting on a monthly basis.   The topics are based on the requirements of the group members.  This ensures that the women in the group are getting the business development support they need to grow their businesses.  We encourage Athena members to present an area of their expertise that would benefit the members.  Guest speakers are also invited to the groups where necessary to boost the skills of the group.

New Member Training

Every new member is invited to attend our New Member Training workshop Networking – ‘The Athena Way.  We aim to provide you with lots of information that will help you get the most out of your Athena membership.

We provide training on how to improve your business networking skills.  We will show you how to get and pass on quality business leads.  We’ll also show you how to present your business more effectively during your Monthly Minute presentation.

This training is FREE and available in each Athena region.  Once you have become a member you will automatically be invited to attend the next available training course.


It isn’t always easy to leave the office for training so at Athena we deliver webinars in topical subjects.  It means that you can train in the office or at home without travelling.

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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

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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