Congratulations to Kate Cherry


We are immensely proud of Kate Cherry for being a finalist in the BEST NETWORKING GROUP category at the 2024 Best Business Women Awards. This recognition is a testament to her exceptional dedication and remarkable contributions to the business community.

The Athena Network

Discover Our Unique Networking Model

Curious about how The Athena Network supports and empowers its members? Dive into our comprehensive approach to networking and see firsthand how we help you thrive professionally and personally. Explore our model to make an informed decision about joining a community dedicated to your success.

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The opportunity to join virtual networking meetings globally and locally.

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Use PASS+ and virtually connect with all members of The Athena Network.

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Find Athena members who are able to collaborate on projects with you.

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You will have access to Athena training solutions for women in business.

Being A Member Of The Athena Network Means That …

All of our Athena meetings are attended by talented and highly motivated individuals – their passion, energy and determination to fulfil their business goals make our networking formula truly unique.

Women are attracted to Athena because it addresses an often missing ingredient in the networking recipe and they recognise the benefits of networking with Athena:

Increased chances of business success: Face-to-face interactions positively impact your business’ success significantly.
More effective online/social media networking: Face-to-face networking makes your online networking and social media more effective.  Meet the faces behind your Twitter/Facebook contacts!
Inexpensive way to market:  Face-to-face networking is one of the most powerful, effective and cost-effective ways to market your business.
Wider circle of influence: Meeting other women will expand your contact list and influence circle which can lead to an increase in business opportunities and referrals.
Knowledge and learning:  Network strategy and business development training enables you to maximise your networking activities.
Personal and business growth: The more contacts you make, and the more networking events you attend, the more confident you will feel about your business and yourself.

NOTE:  We refer to our virtual meetings as “face-to-face” because you will be face-to-face with all delegates and we have perfected a virtual networking meeting that makes you feel you are in the same room!


Why would  you network virtually?  You will have the opportunity to join virtual networking meetings locally and globally for;

Business Acceleration: ACCELERATE GROWTH in your business
Advisement: The feeling of ‘being alone’ in business is gone. ISOLATION is banished
Collaboration: Work collaboratively to ACHIEVE MORE on projects, products, partnerships
Extend Your Network: EXPAND your network exponentially and RAPIDLY
Quality Suppliers: Meet and ask for the quality suppliers that you require
Connect: Make MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS which keep you top of mind long after the event ends
Inspired: INSPIRE and be INSPIRED by the connections you make at the meetings and in our Facebook community.

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What you can expect by joining The Athena Network is that you will quickly build connections locally and globally;

Access To A Diverse Community: Women globally who are committed to supporting each other to get the best clients, suppliers and connections. You will have access to The Athena Network community.
Relationships: Build relationships with women of a “like-mind” so that when you need them they will be there.
Connection Not Isolation:  Being an entrepreneur can be lonely but it does not mean that you should be isolated.
Interaction: With representatives from various industries who have your best interest at heart
Share Best Practice: Find out about new business tips, trends and news
New Clients & Suppliers: With a pool of contacts at your fingertips you will find the right clients and services through the third party referrals of the members.
Exciting Contacts: Vibrant, focused and passionate individuals with exciting products, services and ideas.
Welcoming & Informative Environment:  Allowing you to network in a way that suits you.
A Forum to listen and share your experiences.
Speakers who will openly share their business stories and successes so that you can learn and implement the skills immediately.

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If you want to reach people to collaborate with, women who are as committed to your success as you are, networking is your perfect opportunity. The Athena Network has 1,000’s of members who will be able to support you in the growth of your business.

Solve Problems:  Ask for help on another perspective from 1,000’s of other women.
New Business Ideas:  Get feedback on your ideas and learn from the experience of other women with different skills, experiences and resources
Safe Environment:  Your group is a safe place to bounce ideas around, to share your own and to test ideas out
New Channels For Business:  You will open up opportunities within your business that you would probably not have considered before.
Multiple Business Tenders:  For smaller (micro) businesses there is value in collaboration tendering for larger bids in business.
Cross Promotion:  Support yourself and other members with cross-promotions which is a great opportunity to quickly and easily reach another audience
Maintenance:  It is important to nurture and maintain the business relationships that you have so that when you need to work together again it is from a place of friendship and respect
Support & Friendship:  A delightful sideline of networking within The Athena Network are the incredibly supportive women you meet and the friendships that develop.

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One of the cornerstones of success within The Athena Network is the training that we provide our members. In our meetings, masterclasses and ad-hoc online training that is available for members only ensures that you are;

Confident: Walk into any room feeling PREPARED & CONFIDENT
Memorable: Create an amazing FIRST IMPRESSION (while still feeling like yourself)
Plan: Create A SIMPLE REPLICABLE PLAN To Attract More Clients
Habits: What You Must Do Consistently To FILL YOUR PIPELINE
Popular: How To Become The Most POPULAR BUSINESS PERSON
Raving Fans: Learn The 1 System That Will GET PEOPLE RAVING About You
Cashflow: What You Must Do To KEEP CASH FLOWING!
Contribution: If you would like to raise your profile and have a training that you would love to make available we can include you in our Business Development Training schedule.

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Athena Mission

Our Mission

To amplify women and to transform their lives through creating connections, inspiring success with all the tools, inspiration and networking connections that they need to become financially free.

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
– Maya Angelou

Athena  Aims

Our primary aim is to facilitate opportunities for you to connect and develop as a business woman and the business you represent through training, monthly meetings (online and offline) and our extensive community.
Our most successful members maximise their membership by taking advantage of the different networking opportunities available. They know Athena is much more than a monthly meeting in one location.

Through a combination of everything on offer they have built strong business relationships driven by personal referral and recommendation

Many of the women within Athena see their membership as more than just financially rewarding, viewing the support, friendship, guidance and encouragement of the network equally as invaluable as the financial reward.

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We follow the same format at every meeting so you will feel totally relaxed and ready to promote your business whether you’re in Southend or Sydney Australia!

Welcome to our evolving and exciting network.