BPW Saskatoon follows and supports the ATHENA Leadership Model. ATHENA identifies eight distinct attributes that are reflective of women’s contributions to leadership: living authentically, learning constantly, advocating fiercely, acting courageously, fostering collaboration, building relationships, giving back and celebrating. These personal traits that are more intuitive to women, and combined with the strongest aspects of traditional leadership – taking risks, assertiveness, hard work – prepare women to be successful leaders in the 21st century.

The ATHENA program recognizes women leaders through three awards, each of which are awarded around the world by local community organizations like BPW Saskatoon: ATHENA Leadership Award, ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award, and the ATHENA Organizational Leadership. BPW Saskatoon presents these honours each November at our ATHENA® Leadership Awards and Symposium.