I created Athena Village with you – and me – in mind. Some are professionals working for others, some are CEOs of our own businesses, some are full-time moms or we've retired. Some are just starting out.
We're all multidimensional women who wear many hats.
More and more of us are working from home. We love the freedom, but it has its drawbacks.
When our world was rocked by COVID I'd been a "digital business owner" for several years. In the summer of 2019 I had BFO* that led me to re-create my online community into an online destination – a Village – for women.
A place where women could hang out with others who, like me, wanted community but
• did not want to be bombarded with sales pitches
• or be "tracked" then marketed to,
• or surrounded with negativity.
A private place where I felt, well, safe.
A place that was for us as whole women – that is, as multidimensional women who fulfill many roles, wear many hats!
A values-driven space where we could be ourselves.
Where we could have conversations, be curious, make discoveries, and create connections.
The result of that BFO is Athena Village.
I personally invite you to Visit the Village
– Kelly Pratt, Founder Athena Village
*(BFO: Blinding Flash of the Obvious
thank you Barb Zuleger )
Is there a hat is collecting dust in the closet that you long to wear again?
If you could take off just one hat for a while, which one would it be?
Member Stephanie Foley of Moon Feather Hollow inspiring us all year long in The Artists' Way Space.
Member Barbara Zuleger's hosts her Business Breakthrough Team's in the Village.
Many of our members are professionals who value doing business in a collaborative space. This is a concept that our community is built on – the idea of collaborative competition or sharing audiences - this is how we serve our clients and each other. You'll find fun and unconventional collaborations here.
Life is a journey and we're all at different ages and stages. Old dogs teaching young dogs. Young dogs teaching old dogs. We're all learning all the tricks! Circular Mentorship is one of our favorite things! There are no "MY way is the ONLY way" experts here. But we are all ready to share what we've learned along the way.
Curiosity, exploration and discovery all lead to creative and innovative thinking. And that leads to amazing collaboration opportunities and wonderful connections.
We are striving to create a space that mirrors a world in which we want to live. This is a work in progress, an ongoing practice, not just a statement. We are always looking for members to add to our culture, not just to fit in. We value a beginner's mind knowing that there is always more to learn. And ours is a community created by community, welcoming input from all members.
Athena Village, a project of Second Star LLC, is created with the intent to do good for its owners, members, and the world. We believe in creating an environment where we can all succeed by maximizing social impact alongside profits.
I was moved to explore Athena after reading two books on what makes women great leaders (thank you Joan Mathison!) – Kelly Pratt, Founder
The ATHENA DOCTRINE by John Gerzema demonstrates how feminine values can solve our toughest problems and build a more prosperous future. Among the 64,000 people surveyed in thirteen nations, two thirds felt that the world would be a better place if men thought more like women.In BECOMING ATHENA Martha Mertz, demonstrates that the time-tested women's ways of leading have become the gold standard for great leaders. She states that women's natural leadership is styles are
“…not codified in business schools or mandated in corporate manuals; drawn, unselfconsciously, from centuries-old practices learned at our grandmother’s knees…so second nature that…the principles went with them, shaping and guiding all we do.”
"Life is a dance between being
SISTERED and SISTERING others."
– Glennon Doyle
Click 👇🏻 to view the Video that inspired the naming
of our Sistering Memberships