301 Barnard Hall
Director: Kathryn Kolbert
Program Director, Athena Scholars Program: Abigail Sara Lewis
Faculty Advisory Committee: Alexander Cooley (Political Science), Flora S. Davidson (Political Science and Urban Studies), Alan Dye (Economics), Kimberley Johnson (Political Science and Urban Studies), Debra Minkoff (Sociology), Rosalind Rosenberg (History), and David Weiman (Economics)
The Athena Center for Leadership Studies was created to explore how women lead and how gender affects leadership styles and strategies. Its interdisciplinary, innovative undergraduate program, the Athena Scholars Program, combines rigorous academic and experiential study which help students prepare to assume positions of leadership at the highest levels of achievement.
Barnard students of any major may participate in the Athena Scholars Program; the declaration of intent must be filed by the Spring of sophomore year. Participation in the Athena program does not constitute a major. Rather, completion of the program is typically done in conjunction with the College’s general educational and the student’s major requirements. Students who complete the program receive recognition on their transcripts indicating their standing as an Athena Leadership Scholar. Special opportunities, including fellowships and mentoring, are available to Athena Scholars.
The Athena Scholars Program aspires to develop leaders who are:
Athena leaders embrace diversity and encourage other women to lead.
Athena Scholars Program participants will develop and enhance the above developmental goals through the following learning objectives: