Luncheon and workshop provides mentoring for local women business leaders

The Greater Shreveport Chamber partnered with ATHENA International to provide a mentoring program to connect emerging and established women leaders in our community. The ATHENA International Women’s Leadership Mentoring Luncheon & Workshop was held on May 15, 2019 at The Shreveport Club.

The premise of this program is simple: an established woman leader invites an emerging woman leader as her guest to dine, meet other women leaders, and share leadership ideas and experiences. The program incorporates the eight elements of the ATHENA Leadership Model. This program goes beyond a networking event to provide an intimate forum for established and emerging women leaders to make meaningful and lasting connections with one another.

”For more than 25 years, the Chamber has recognized women leaders in our community through the ATHENA Awards,” said Dr. Timothy Magner, President of the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce. “This year, we wanted to provide an opportunity for this award-winning cadre of leaders to share their ideas, insights and experiences with other women. Our hope is that this luncheon will serve as a catalyst for an ongoing dialog among women leaders across Shreveport-Bossier.”

This program helps emerging women leaders meet others who have found success in their personal and professional lives. It helps the established leaders connect, meet and mentor their up-and-coming counterparts. “The ATHENA Leadership gatherings look to its attendees’ participation and exchange of ideas to serve as the ‘main event’. The inspiration and relationships that ensue are often very powerful”, says Dianne Dinkel, President and CEO of ATHENA International.

The event, hosted by the Greater Shreveport Chamber, is licensed by ATHENA International, was underwritten by Fire Tech Systems, and facilitated by Becky Broyles of Please and Thank You Paper Company.

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