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Events

Athena provides social events to build connection among its members. We aim to create a network of inspiring women, who strengthen each other by connecting their knowledge and expertise to an equitable campus climate.

Please plan to join us at the following events:

Kick-off Social

  • Thursday, September 7, 2017

    5:00 -6:30 pm Clearwater Room, Idaho Commons
    Join us for our kick-off social of the semester! Enjoy appetizers, meet the Athena Board, and get connected with our members. All current and potential Athena members are warmly invited!

Athena Happy Hour Socials

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    5:00 -6:30 pm at Hunga Dunga Brewing Co. at 333 N. Jackson Street
    No-host happy hour for networking and socializing.
  • Thursday, November 30, 2017

    5:00 -6:30 pm at Nectar Restaurant & Wine Bar at 105 W. 6th Street
    No-host happy hour for networking and socializing. All are welcome!
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2017

    5:00 -6:30 pm at Hunga Dunga Brewing Co. at 333 N. Jackson Street
    No-host happy hour for networking and socializing. All are welcome!
  • Thursday, April 26, 2017

    5:00 -6:30 pm at Nectar Restaurant & Wine Bar at  105 W. 6th Street
    No-host happy hour for networking and socializing. All are welcome!

Conversations of Care

  • University of Idaho Culture

    Wed, Sept. 13, 2017 at 12:00-1:00 pm - Idaho Commons Panorama Room
    Topic: University of Idaho Culture
    Our institutional norms can be ambiguous and mixed messages exist. As a new employee, how do you navigate those unspoken and unwritten expectations when they aren’t clearly articulated?
    Facilitators: Kathy Aiken, History
  • Developing and Practicing Negotiation Skills

    Wed, Nov. 15, 2017 at 12:00-1:00 pm - Idaho Commons Panorama Room
    Topic: Developing & Practicing Negotiation Skills
    A discussion on setting clear boundaries, effectively stating one’s needs, and using negotiation skills in the workplace. 
    Facilitators: Nicole Campbell, Career Advising Liaison 
  • What is the ACE Women's Network?

    Wed, Feb. 14, 2018 at 12:00-1:00 pm - Idaho Commons Panorama Room
    Topic: What is the ACE Women’s Network?
    Learn about the Idaho ACE Women’s Network’s resurgence this past year, spearheaded out of BSU; how the UIAdministration is supportive; and how Athena’s mission and goals align with ACE initiatives.
    Facilitators: Vanessa Sielert, UI ACE representative and Gerti Arnold, ACE Regional representative 
  • Leadership Styles

    Wed, Apr. 18, 2018 at 12:00-1:00 pm - Idaho Commons Panorama Room
    Topic: Leadership Styles
    Women leaders are often forced to manage a balance between authenticity and social expectations, while seeking opportunities to disrupt oppressive leadership systems. We’ll explore how gender identity impacts our socially constructed leader-self in various work and community environments.
    Facilitators: Lynsie Clott, Student Engagement Coordinator

Business Meeting

Check back for the date of the annual spring business meeting, a must for members to help strategically plan  for the next year. 

Women's Leadership Conference

All women in higher education – students, staff and faculty - are invited to celebrate our differences and create an empowered campus community.

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