Collective of Creative, Curious People

A Collective of Women-Led Businesses & Classes serving Curious, Creative, Connection Seekers

Athena Village

Curiosity. Creativity. Community. Connectivity. FUN

We are a community of women whose combined experience will knock your socks off.  

We're creating face to face, connection opportunities - online and in the real world !

Women are great at shining the light on others. And we often forget to illuminate ourselves. We do this as sisters, moms, partners.  We do this in our professional lives and our communities.  

And as women, we tend to leave our own “essential coolness,” our mojo on the shelf. Or worse, we forget where we put it or even what “it” is!  
We know it’s there - that essential coolness, our mojo, our groove.
But it can be elusive after years of doing for and giving to others. 

"Ladies, we are natural leaders. The world needs our mojo, our 'essential coolness,' our groove. And it does take a village. So we've created one."

Kelly Pratt, founder Athena Village 

In BECOMING ATHENA Martha Mertz states that women’s natural leadership  is 
“… not codified in business schools or mandated in corporate manuals; [it is] … drawn, unselfconsciously, from centuries-old practices learned at grandmothers’ knees… so second-nature that… the principles went stay them, shaping and guiding all we do.”

Athena Village isn't about experts. We're not gurus. The Village is a carefully curated group of individuals and women-led businesses that we can all learn from. We're here to combine and share what we know.

  • An active and engaged community where something is happening every day.

  • Live facilitated conversations on Talk2Think TV with guests to help you see possibilities, explore options and execute your vision.

  • Focused curated resources to save you time and frustration.

  • Special members-only online Events.

  • Easy and continuous access to our team - we want you to help shape the community.

  • A Place of Co-opetition – Cooperative Competition – where we have each other's back.

Real-time case studies of how other Village members “Do it!”

Member Spotlights that show you exactly what others are doing and their results.

None of the typical distractions of traditional social media. but with all the benefits of a true Community and Network.

Classrooms & Library filled with learning opportunities and new resources added all the time. A few examples.  

Shops & Circles to window shop and find the services and products from our members. A few examples below.


Let’s get this brilliance into the world!  


What do we talk about?

SEPTEMBER: Action | What action, however small, can you take? Do what you say you're going to do: I said I would + I did! Question assumptions. Speak the truth. Take action consistent with your values - even it's not comfortable. 

OCTOBER: Give First. Be Curious. | Curiosity, asking questions and generosity is the core of relationship building in Athena Village. We believe women supporting women leads to personal, business and leadership growth. See our "Give First" policy. 

NOVEMBER: Gathering + Gratitude | The age-old practice of gathering to mark important times. Strengthening bonds of unity through creative expression, rituals and traditions. Memorializing moments, triumphant or tragic. Share your successes! Giving thanks to what we have and who we cherish. 

DECEMBER: Nourish | Let's explore different facets of nourishment: food, spirituality, mental and emotional health---what brings you alive? What not only sustains but strengthens you? This is about nourishing ourselves, our bodies, minds and souls. 

JANUARY: Invest | How do you invest your resources? This is about more than finances. It's about intention. Invest originally meant "to clothe." Investing can mean to endow with a power or quality. Your time and energy in a project. Your hopes or emotions in a person or a dream. Let's go deep!

FEBRUARY Advocacy + Devotion | What in your life receives your devotion? What deeply matters and invokes your passion? How can we use our devotion for advocacy? It's about living audaciously. Acting with unswerving commitment tempered by respect and compassion. Generating a powerful force for good.

MARCH: Create + Innovate | We are all creative! Creativity challenges status quo. Is there a better way? How can this work? Why? Why not? If insanity is doing the same thing over & over, expecting different results, creativity is about doing things differently, and discovering possibility. 

APRIL: Collaboration | How can partnerships and collaboration enhance your life? We value coopetition. We seek global, inclusive perspectives. We strive to deepen understanding, awareness, and knowledge through diversity, while actively encouraging participation from those who are often overlooked. 

MAY: Authenticity + Alignment | Be your whole self. Let's get grounded. Exploring core values and beliefs and living in alignment with them. Embodying our uniqueness. Embracing lived experience. Discovering purpose. Being authentic is the single most important quality of leading a fulfilled life. 

JUNE: Play | "Frivolum Est Bonus" (Latin for "Silly is Good!") Sometime after childhood, we stopped playing. Carve out time for fun, rejuvenating play like we did as kids. "If it would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree, I won't grow up! Not Me!" -- Peter Pan [Photo DESIGNECOLOGIST on Unsplash] 

JULY: Wisdom + Discernment | Always Learning: Ancora Imparo. Employ "beginner's mind," regardless of your level of achievement. Understanding built on experience, intuition and self-directed learning. The art of listening and the ability to pick and choose what is right for you. Setting boundaries. 

AUGUST 2020: Equity | 100 Years ago we "took" the right to vote. The 1st — & still the only — right that the U.S. Constitution specifically affirms and applies equally to women & men. "We shall not be safe until the principle of equal rights is written into the framework of our government." A. Paul.


Sound fun?

The online Village is just the beginning... but it's a great online space to start

The internet is an amazing tool. Let's use it in a way that serves us but doesn't overwhelm us, annoy us, and definitely doesn't spy on us! 

You engage at the level comfortable for you. 

And you can set your notifications so you are pinged only as much - or as little - as you want.   

There's even an app... how cool is that!
You don't ever have to go to the usual social sites.
Just hang out with other creative women 
who're making sh!t happen.

*want to know more about the rest of the movement, click HERE 

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