About Joanne Sumner

Regional Director of The Athena Network® Winchester Region

THE #1 Referral Network for Women

Joanne Sumner - The Athena Network Winchester - Business Networking For Women

Joanne Sumner
Regional Director – The Athena Network 
T: 07786 273826
E: joanne.sumner@theathenanetwork.com


Meet Joanne Sumner

I am passionate about helping businesswomen succeed and I would love to connect with you to see how we may be able to create more health, happiness and success together for the greatest number of people. I am a serial entrepreneur, with businesses over the last 16 years in fields ranging from human potential and flourishing to ethics of artificial intelligence.

I am an experienced coach, holistic therapist and trainer, and retreat facilitator, and I bring this experience to my Athena region. You can find out more about my wellness business here www.joannesumner.com

The Winchester Region is my second franchise with Athena, having run the West London region for several years. One of my talents is helping people realise what they want from their lives and businesses, and helping them to create that.

I bring total commitment and joy to my work and look forward to supporting you in your business journey, wherever you may be on it.

I invite you to book a FREE Chemistry Check with me at a time that suits you. This will give you the opportunity to ask me any questions you may have prior to visiting and to discuss which group will be the best fit for you and your business.

Come along and experience one of our meetings to see if we are the right fit for you to help you grow.

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I proudly manage the Winchester Region, comprising of four groups, Winchester Central, Stockbridge, Eastleigh and Bishops Waltham

All are popular, dynamic and vibrant groups where you can be assured of excellent business connections, to meet local businesswomen and step out of the isolation so many female entrepreneurs can feel.

All of the members pride themselves on the strategic connections that they have created, collaborating with each other to create new projects and services.

Winchester Central meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 12 – 2pm (excluding August & December).
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Eastleigh meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 12 – 2pm (excluding August & December).
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Stockbridge meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 12 – 2pm (excluding August & December).
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Bishops Waltham meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 12 – 2pm (excluding August & December).
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In addition, we have Cappuccino Connections (our informal coffee morning – face-to-face) on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 9:30-11:30am (excluding August & December) and our Networking Strategy Masterclass which is on the 4th Thursday / Friday every other month from 10am-1pm and you can attend as often as you wish during your membership.

Check out the group meetings to find details of our current members and their professions.

Call me, Joanne Sumner on 07786 273 826 or email joanne.sumner@theathenanetwork.com to find out how you can visit and then join our group.

“Joining the Athena Network has been nothing short of a lifeline for my business. It came at a time when I was feeling the weight of uncertainty, with client work vanishing in the post-Covid landscape, and my motivation slipping away. Then last summer, I attended Joanne Sumner’s event at Exton Park Vineyard, and it was like a breath of fresh air that reignited my passion. Surrounded by a touch of luxury and inspiring businesswomen, I knew I had found my tribe.

Since joining, I’ve come to truly appreciate the value of community within Athena, because it really means the world to me. I genuinely believe it gives me a sense of purpose and a strong foundation to lean on, grow and to support others. I know it’s vital for my wellbeing and overall happiness. Athenians love to celebrate and uplift one another. It’s pure magic! And, in just three whirlwind months as an Athena member, I’ve forged authentic connections that have already translated into tangible business opportunities, more than covering the cost of my annual membership.

But what sets Athena apart is our regional director, Joanne Sumner, who truly embodies the Athena spirit within our Winchester region. Joanne’s unwavering dedication to each member’s growth and success is palpable. She goes the extra mile to ensure we feel heard, supported, and empowered during the ups and the downs of the entrepreneurial journey. Our victories are her victories, and that sense of genuine care is at the core of this incredible network. I consider myself incredibly proud to be part of this growing community of ambitious women – Athena rocks!”

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NETWORK - The Athena Network



The Athena Network® attracts members who are discerning, accomplished business women and corporate career women with shared values of contribution and integrity. Our members contribute to a diverse business community that fosters success, collaboration and inspiration among our prominent, influential and aspiring businesswomen.

The core programme within The Athena Network® focuses on providing excellent training and resources to create a robust networking and business development strategy for business growth and career advancement.

Our vision for The Athena Network® is to continue to create a vibrant and dynamic community of female entrepreneurs and executives ready and committed to accelerating their business growth through mutual collaboration.

Our membership is a thriving hub of small businesses and female entrepreneurs; The Athena Network® is here to provide a platform for connecting and an opportunity for women to learn, grow and connect.




You know that continuing to develop your business relationships, nurture your suppliers and create strategic alliances is important so we invite you to become a member of the The Athena Network.

Membership is only £565 per annum*.

We can provide a payment plan that would include an upfront payment of £325 and a monthly subscription of £20.

*NOTE: You are committing to a 12-month membership.

Membership of The Athena Network will give you access to all of our membership benefits including PASS+ which means that you can currently attend 150+ meetings (at no additional cost), Cappuccino Connections (informal networking), an extensive training portfolio and all the connections within our network.



PASS+ gives you FREE access to an Athena meeting, there are no additional fees to be paid and this is another benefit of membership. You are encouraged to visit as many other meetings as you have time for (please ensure that you have sufficient time to follow up from your meetings).

We have launched in Australia, Denmark and Singapore and more  International group launches are planned.  What that means is you will  also have access to those meetings.  You could say that we have meetings 24/7.   If the time zones work for you then your options are UNLIMITED.

ALL of this is included in your annual membership.  Our usual meeting guidelines apply, which means there will be no professional clashes at the meetings, and the Regional Director/Ambassador will manage the dynamics of the mix of industries to ensure that everyone attending has an outstanding experience.

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