The WIT Network

Emerging Leaders Program

The WIT Network, in partnership with ATHENA International, is proud to offer the exceptional 10-week Becoming ATHENA Leadership Program. Our program alumni is over 350 incredible women.

This virtual program is exclusive for our Global and Champion Partners. 

If you are unsure if your organization has this level of corporate membership, please reach out to your membership liaison or email

Stay tuned for our Fall 2023 Cohorts

Nomination Process:  

As a Global or Champion Partner your organization has an opportunity to nominate up to 2 women to participate in this incredible program that is held virtually. We host multiple cohorts during the year. Nominations for cohorts 16, 17, and 18 must completed by Wednesday, January 25, 2023. Participant seats will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis aligned with our 2 seat limit per company.

For more detailed information and to submit your nominations, click on the Nomination Form button below.

Within one week following the deadline of submitting your nomination form, our Programs Team will verify participant eligibility via email along with further instructions to complete registration requirements.

Cohort #16 
February 15 - April 19, 2023
8:00-10:00 am EST

Sponsored by:  

Cohort #17
February 23 - April 27, 2023
5:00-7:00 pm EST

Sponsored by:

Cohort #18 
March 21 - May 23, 2023
12:00-2:00 pm EST

Sponsored by:


We are grateful to all our sponsors who support The WIT Network in offering this impactful program. Their support has helped us make a difference to over 350 women to date and counting. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please reach out to  

Brittanie Harper

Amazing Alumnae

The Emerging Leaders program will walk you through not only the journey of self but a journey of your own truth. It will provide you the tools on how you can pave your own path personally and professionally by strengthening what you already know and embody. The stories that were conveyed from a group of diverse women in my group, as well as training and speaker‘s coaching, assisted me in my professional development. If anything, you will leave this program with more knowledge on women‘s progressions through society and with a group of women that will support you in any and every way. This is something, to me, that definitely was and still is impactful.

Brittinie Harper, Nintex

About ATHENA International

At ATHENA International, we believe in developing women leaders from the classroom to the boardroom. Building on our 40-year history, our mission is to create a balance in leadership worldwide by developing, supporting, and honoring women leaders and those who inspire them by offering unique, impactful leadership development programs.

Program Details

In partnership with The WIT Network, ATHENA International has adapted this 10-week program for a virtual community. It is designed to provide emerging women leaders with a global platform, tools, and resources for creating professional pathways for expanding their sphere of influence, gaining increased confidence, cultivating greater resiliency in the face of change and challenge, and stepping up into their own leadership potential.  A unique feature of this globally focused program is the opportunity to connect, learn from, and build relationships with other women leaders from around the world.

Built upon the ATHENA Leadership Model®, each session will focus on one ATHENA‘s eight guiding leadership principles:

  • Live Authentically
  • Act Courageously
  • Learn Constantly
  • Foster Collaboration
  • Build Relationships
  • Give Back
  • Advocate Fiercely
  • Celebrate

Is This Right for Me?

This program is designed for those who are early stage developing leaders and later stage leaders who want to expand their level of leadership and/or who are interested in growing their leadership team.

Time Commitment

Divided into ten learning modules, each 2-hour virtual session will focus on one of the ATHENA leadership principles and include live polling, guest speakers, and interactive group discussion, led by a seasoned ATHENA facilitator. Attendees receive links to additional reading material and other tools and resources to supplement their learning.

Please allow an additional 1-2 hours each week for reflection, learning, connecting with your teammates, and preparation for our live sessions together.


This program always has a waitlist, therefore only candidates serious about personal growth should be nominated. Participants are expected to attend all 10 sessions of the program to achieve the maximum benefit. The sessions are not recorded and there are no make-up sessions available. If you miss the first session, your seat will be forfeited.