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LANSING, MI — ATHENA Women’s Interest Network (WIN), the professional development and networking division of ATHENA Lansing, is thrilled to announce the launch of its brand-new program, Aspiring Leaders. Set to debut this September, the program aims to cultivate leadership qualities through a structured, professionally facilitated framework and foster mentee-mentor relationships to support the next generation of women leaders in business and the community.

ATHENA WIN is now accepting applications for both mentees and mentors for the Aspiring Leaders program. This initiative welcomes established women leaders eager to share their wisdom and experience, as well as aspiring leaders in the early stages of their careers. Interested candidates can visit to submit an application for more information.

The application deadline is Monday, July 15. The announcement of mentee/mentor pairs will take place on Thursday, Aug. 15. Mentees Aspiring Leaders program are required to have an ATHENA WIN membership. The six-month program will commence in September 2024 and conclude in March 2025, with a break in December.

“Staying true to our mission means responding to the ever-evolving needs of our membership.  We have identified an opportunity in our programming to reach a group we see as emerging leaders.  These are women in the early stages of their career with a desire to grow into leadership positions,” said Leslie Batchelor, Board Chair of ATHENA WIN. ” In response, we created the Aspiring Leaders program.  This program contains two essential components – developing leadership competencies through a professionally facilitated framework, and mentorship – pairing an aspiring leader with an established leader for support and guidance along the way.  We are excited to launch this program as a way to both grow and give back to the women leaders in our community.”

ATHENA WIN (Women’s Interest Network) is the professional development and networking arm of ATHENA Lansing. Dedicated to supporting and advancing women leaders, ATHENA WIN provides opportunities for growth, mentorship, and community engagement.