the Village

The [Village provides an] opportunity to be your truest, most authentic self without judgment. All ideas matter, and are relevant to the conversation... The openness to learn and unlearn as a collective. Yes. Yes. And that transcends race. To learn and unlearn.

We believe the internet is an amazing tool. Let’s use it in a way that serves us but doesn’t overwhelm, annoy, & definitely doesn’t track us!

Stories | Questions | Conversations

We are artists, authors, coaches, healers, makers, teachers, and entrepreneurs gathering to connect through authentic stories, thoughtful questions & soulful conversations.

  • Want a quiet place away from the chaos, vitriol, and perfection of social media?
  • A place without the prying eyes of traditional social channels that use what you share to sell and market to you incessantly?
  • Are you losing connections because your people getting fed up with those channels?

Consider joining Athena Village, away from the noise.

"I love Athena Village because of the heart-centered leadership and the women that make up the community. I REALLY appreciate the depth of the intentionality of creating and upholding the values and culture of the community."

Rachelle Niemann,

We believe, that the world will be a better place when our leaders and organizations adopt values traditionally associated with women. To make that happen we need to support each other.

In  *BECOMING ATHENA, Martha Mertz says women’s natural leadership style is

“… not codified in business schools … [it is] … drawn, unselfconsciously, from centuries-old practices learned at grandmothers’ knees… so second-nature that… the principles went with them, shaping and guiding all they did.”

And the value of this natural and valuable leadership style was proven in THE ATHENA DOCTRINE, when the authors discovered that 64,000 people in 13 countries believed the world will be a better place if our leaders emphasized “cooperation, communication, and sharing” – all thought to be “feminine” values.

When we’re all hanging out in the Village Café, we’re all just women who’ve been where you are, having conversations, and sharing experiences. 

We start by getting to know each other as WHO we are.  After that we’ll ask “what do you DO?”  We keep our virtual business cards in our pockets until we’re asked, or it’s appropriate to bring them out.

And when we do, everyone wins!  Blue Ocean, baby!

Keep It Simple Sister.  You don’t have to join a bunch of different online communities – or feel like you have to choose just one – this can be your go-to community for learning, creating, ideas, and collaboration among people who share your values – but not necessarily like-minded. We may have different 💡 ideas, and that’s where the conversations get good!

No one’s “should-ing” on you.  Avoiding the word “should” is a hard habit to break! (hmm maybe a “should jar? 🤔)
No leaders how tell you “MY way is THE way.”

Instead, we recognize that each of us has our own unique “creative rhythm.” We will share from experience what has worked for each of us and for our clients.

Athena Village is a women-led collective of some of the best, most inspiring, forward-thinking, fun, and creative women leaders together in one place. (Should I add humble to the list 😉)

Our private online community is for like-valued women (and men who think like us) who crave connection, collaboration, and creativity – and who always want to keep learning.

Our members are a diverse group. Mostly women. Some own businesses and some have jobs. Single, partnered, or married. Some of us are starting out, some are re-inventing, and some looking at retirement.

Whatever stage, age, or situation, we’re all curious women with dreams and ideas. This dynamic and growing community – Athena Village – is for all of us. A place to have important conversations, to create “circular mentorships” and most importantly, to have fun!

This is a completely private community. No Marketing. No Tracking. No annoying popup ads.

We built the Village on a platform, Mighty Networks* which was, by the way, created by a woman!

Your content is your own.  If you open a Space in the Village, everything you create there, the list of people you attract into your space… all yours.

Not ours, and not Mighty Networks’ read more about MN’s privacy policy here.

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You can’t build a strong, beautiful, complicated structure – whether it’s a building, a life, or a community – without “Sistering.”
This concept sums up perfectly what is at the heart of Athena Village. The term comes from carpentry and means to strengthen a joist by adding another board – a Sister Joist – to the left and/or the right of the weakened joist.

“Women are special, strong people who hold up the world. But Sometimes life’s load gets too heavy and hard for us to carry alone……

“life is just a dance between being sistered and sistering others.”
– Glennon Doyle

Click the image below 👇🏻 to watch the video that inspired our memberships – and tells you so much about what the Village is about!

As I’ve worked with many women in my career, I’ve noticed how often we shine the light on others but forget to do the same for ourselves.

Our “essential coolness” our “mojo” is left on the shelf and we forget who we are at our core. It’s so important to remember that we are natural leaders and the world really needs that now.

Kelly Pratt, Founder



  • Sharing Our Wisdom Through Experience.
  • Encouraging Curiosity, Exploration + Discovery. 
  • Striving for Justice, Equity, Diversity + Inclusion 
  • Being a Business That Is a Force for Good.
  • Walking The Talk of Coopetition. #CommunityOverCompetition
  • Putting Relationships before Transactions.

Relationships before Transactions.

Walking the Talk with our Sisterhood membership options

There are now 3 ways for new members to join the Village and for current members to help the Village grow.