About Julie Eltham

 Regional Director of The Athena Network® in the East Sussex, South West London and Kingston area

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Julie Eltham
Regional Director – The Athena Network
T: 07980 523030
E: julie.eltham@theathenanetwork.com 

Meet Julie Eltham

I have been Regional Director with Athena since 2007, working with an inspiring group of Female entrepreneurs. I host 8 groups across South West London, Kingston and South East Sussex. Our meetings are on-line with the opportunity of getting together face to face at least once every month.

I am an entrepreneur. With a Sales & Marketing background I set up and grew 2 professional services businesses bringing support and entertainment into people’s hectic worlds. My first business ‘Present Surprise’ helped individuals and companies, including major music labels, celebrate and thank the important people in their lives.

Looking for a different challenge I happily and successfully sold the business and when the time was right laid the foundations for the next one – Busy Bees. Busy Bees was a domestic and commercial cleaning agency in South London growing to 40 employees and a host of loyal clients. Along came the offer I couldn’t refuse, and I was able to devote myself full-time to creating the supportive and business-building environment for my Athena groups. My focus is on bringing together and supporting professional women with different backgrounds and one aim – success.

So, I bring to my groups a lived understanding of how collaboration between entrepreneurs promotes long-lasting, fruitful relationships, drives success and enables business owners to enjoy that success. My groups are lively, professional, supportive and fun!

To find out more about my Groups, how to visit or how to join please ring me on: 07980 523030


The East Sussex region has four groups: Eastbourne, Lewes, Cooden Beach  and Crowborough.

The South West London and Kingston region has five groups: Wimbledon, Putney, Streatham  and Kingston.

They are popular, dynamic and vibrant groups where you can be assured of excellent business connections, to meet local business women 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.

Cooden Beach meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 12 – 2pm (excluding August & December).

Crowborough meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 12 – 2pm (excluding August & December).

Kingston meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 12 – 2pm (excluding August & December).

Eastbourne meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 12 – 2pm (excluding August & December).

Wimbledon meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 12 – 2pm (excluding August & December).

Streatham meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 12 – 2pm (excluding August & December).

Lewes meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 12 – 2pm (excluding August & December).

Putney meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 12 – 2pm (excluding August & December).

Call me, Julie Eltham on 07980 523030 to find out how you can visit and then join our group or drop me a quick email julie.eltham@theathenanetwork.com 

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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