Athena Center

The Athena Center for Leadership Studies Power Talks feature today’s leaders in conversation on provocative topics of the moment. Each talk will be followed by audience Q&A. Come join the conversation. 

Mary Kay Henry is the international president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). She has devoted her life to helping North America’s workers form unions.

Through Barnard’s Athena Center, Constance Hess Williams ’66 supports and encourages tomorrow’s leaders.

Student organizers answer questions about conference taking place November 4-5.

Come join us for the first ever chance to speak your piece on a variety of topics. All are welcome. Get there early to sign up; spaces are limited!

The Inaugural Athena Film Festival

On the first night of the first ever Athena Film Festival, I was sitting in the dimly lit Diana Oval waiting for the screening of “Desert Flower,” a movie about nomad-turned-supermodel Waris Dirie, to begin. The last flickers of light died down and the screen lit up. Talking ceased as a pre-feature clip sang out: “I will not be afraid of women...”