The big picture for me is that this conference is the only one I’ve been to where I get to be all of my roles at the same time. It touches on me as a woman, a mother, a wife, a friend, a leader, a colleague, an owner, a citizen of the U.S. and of the world. I take away concrete inspiration and what I mean is that I walk away feeling inspired AND have actionable steps I can take. You ladies NAIL IT!
The conference was FAR more than I expected, I thank you for putting your vision out there, acquiring insanely amazing speakers as well as creating the “small talk” side opportunities for subtle connection that can grow into true connection. I needed the conference. I needed it.
The best thing about Athena was the freedom and the time between the sessions to dialog and to feel and to do some real, emotional work. At Athena, I learned that I really do have important things to say and I do have a case to argue for myself to be in a leadership position (and that my wellness wheel is way out of whack)!
I think the mission of Athena is so important because the women in Montana are incredible and it is important to bring us all together to focus on not just making ourselves better but making Montana better.
Thanks for the wisdom you and your superstar team brought for the Athena Conference. The ladies of Alpine were and still are spinning with ideas and tools to make Montana — heck, the WORLD — a better place!
The best thing about Athena was connecting with the women at my table within our discussions - we had much in common as it turns out! I made some new friends and gained insight from the speakers - I hope to share that with my team.
I have seen a direct benefit in my team, following participating in Athena. How they engage with me, and how they engage with each other. They are asking themselves, “How can I be bigger and bolder in my role? If I had a opportunity to bring them again next year? You bet your ass I would.