A private collective of heart and soul-centered women connecting through authentic stories, thoughtful questions & soulful conversations
About the Community
Athena Village is a thriving, private women-led community of heart-and soul-centered women–a collective of artists, authors, coaches, healers, makers, teachers, and business owners gathering to teach, to learn, and to share. We believe creative women crave connection and thrive when we share our experiences along the journey. If you want a quiet place from the endless chaos of Twitter, the perfection of Instagram, and the vitriol of Facebook, or want to gather with like-valued women away from the prying eyes of traditional social media platforms, we invite you to join the Athena Village community.
“We don’t want perfection. We want to learn from those slightly ahead of us on the journey. We want your journey. Not your expertise.” – Gina Bianchini, creator Mighty Networks
“We completely underestimate the power of human conversation to change the world,” – Dr. Margaret Wheatley
I read for growth, firmly believing that what you are today and what you will be in five years depends on two things: the people you meet and the books you read. — Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit
The Unapologetic Woman Conference
What does it mean to be an Unapologetic Woman? You’re invited to our free, 3-day gathering for collaborative learning, connection, conversation, music and more!.
At Athena Village, we explore ways to use technology, social platforms and other systems that serves us but doesn’t overwhelm, manipulate, & definitely doesn’t track us! Engage at the level comfortable for you. Set notifications to your individual rhythms, so you’re contacted only as much–or as little–as you’d like.
Athena Village is a community designed by the community. We are a work in progress. We listen. We respond. We make and will continue to make mistakes. We’re committed to respecting our individual journeys, while learning and responding as a community collective. We believe learning and growing together is the way to create the world we want to live in..
“Women are natural leaders. The world needs our mojo, our “essential coolness,” our groove. It takes a village, so we’ve created one.”
“As an introvert I’m continually surprised and delighted by the power of community.”
Why “Athena” Village?
When conceiving a community of like-valued souls, founder Kelly Pratt was inspired in part by two books:
The Athena Doctrine: How Women (and the Men Who Think Like Them) Will Rule the Future by Michael D’Antonio and John Gerzema showed us that “two thirds [of the 64,000 people in 13 countries believe] the world would be a better place if men thought more like women.”
In her book, Becoming Athena, Martha Mertz describes women’s natural leadership as:
“…not codified in business schools or mandated in corporate manuals; [it is] drawn, unselfconsciously, from centuries-old practices learned at our grandmother’s knees…so second nature that…the principles went with them, shaping and guiding all we do.”