These are the standout times that made this year such a special one at the College.
Barnard College News
The College welcomed nearly 400 high school students through the gates this summer.
A budding AFF programmer shares insights on her experience discovering film festival careers through a unique lens.
Sharma takes us inside her world as a mom and as the Athena Center for Leadership’s inaugural in-house business expert.
This year’s festival is a hybrid event, enabling people, wherever they are, to enjoy a showcase of films by and about fierce and fearless women leaders.
Wolfe, who served as Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor in Bill de Blasio’s administration, will enhance Barnard’s relationships with government officials and expand leadership development opportunities.
Through a new program, Barnard students tackle real-world challenges.
Research chemist Alison Scorese ’16 and entrepreneur Rhitu (Rhi) Risal ’14 discuss their shared love for Barnard and beauty.
President Beilock explains how Barnard is approaching financial education.
The aspiring computer science major shares her busy College life, from studying Swahili at Columbia to prepping for her campaign run for Barnard’s Student Government Association. #BarnardYearOfScience
With support from the Athena Center for Leadership and the Columbia Startup Lab, Claudia Polgar ’19 founded CheckPoint Health to streamline caregiving.
The Athena Film Festival’s virtual format this year means films about women leaders from the 11th annual event will stream directly to your devices throughout March.
For their Athena Senior Seminar, Madison Murphy ’21, Saskia Ghosh ’21, and Mae Viccica ’21 produced a virtual concert series to help uplift some of the most at risk for COVID-19.
The Athena team is keeping up their tradition of bringing the community together to discuss the presidential debates, now on Zoom.
Barnard’s new ThirdSpace@ co-curricular program creates an expansive virtual arena where convergent ideas can create solutions for some of the world’s thorniest challenges.
Barnard College’s Athena Center “Challenges” students to tackle food insecurity with the help of top industry experts during a collaborative problem-solving experience.
The 2020 Athena Film Festival welcomed an A-list of actors, activists, artists, and academics for its 10th anniversary.
Barnard College’s signature event celebrates its first decade Thursday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 1.
Through the Athena Center’s Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship Program, Kory Louko ’17 gains real-world experience organizing the Athena Film Festival.
Ahead of the 10-year anniversary of the Athena Film Festival, Ashley Bush reflects on being a student coordinator for the first-ever Festival in 2011 and the lasting impact it had on her award-winning filmmaking career.
The Athena Center announces a new focus on leadership as problem-solving.
Heyday Care founder Deepanjali Kanoria ’14 shares why she left her job at Ernst & Young to create a company dedicated to biodegradable and organic menstrual products.
We are delighted to announce that Umbreen Bhatti ’00 has joined Barnard as the Constance Hess Williams ’66 Director of the Athena Center for Leadership. Umbreen brings a fresh perspective and considerable expertise to the Athena Center, with a focus on helping our students develop the skills they need to address today’s opportunities and challenges in creative and original ways.
Alumna Umbreen Bhatti ’00 Will Continue Center’s Advancement of Women Leaders
On Sunday, March 3, Barnard's Athena Film Festival capped its ninth annual celebration of fierce and fearless women leaders in film by welcoming U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who attended as a panelist to support the New York premiere of Knock Down the House.
The ninth annual festival screened films centered on women leaders, awarded trailblazers making their mark in their respective fields, hosted panels like "Time's Upx2" and more.
The Athena List, featuring three to five unproduced screenplays about women leaders, has provided early attention to films 'On the Basis of Sex,' the Alfre Woodard-starring U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury winner at this year's Park City festival, and Catherine Keener starrer 'Little Pink House' and led to more opportunities for its selected writers.
Kathryn Kolbert argued the case of Planned Parenthood v. Casey before the Supreme Court as a public interest attorney specializing in women’s reproductive rights. Melissa Silverstein founded Women and Hollywood, an initiative that “educates, advocates, and agitates for gender diversity and inclusion in Hollywood and the global film industry,” according to its website. At Barnard, they worked together to create an innovative event that promotes a new kind of leadership, uniting politics and film.
Former Athena Scholar Zoë LePage ’13 is highlighted in Barnard Magazine, talking about her nonprofit, which started out as her senior social action project. It's called Exhale to Inhale (ETI), which uses the healing practice of trauma-informed yoga to empower survivors.
The 2019 Athena Film Festival has announced its lineup of narrative, documentary and short films, and additional programming. Take a look at the amazing schedule and get your tickets and passes today! The 9th annual festival takes place February 28 - March 3, 2019.
The annual Barnard College event revealed the film slate for its 2019 edition, including a number of women-centric features like 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?,' 'On the Basis of Sex,' 'The Favourite' and 'The Miseducation of Cameron Post,' three of which were directed by women.
The Athena Film Festival (AFF) at Barnard College announced today its film slate, including opening night, closing night, and centerpiece films, as well as additional programming for the 2019 festival. The ninth annual festival, co-founded by the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College and Women and Hollywood, will take place February 28 to March 3, 2019, at Barnard College in New York City.
The 3% Conference honored strength in inclusive creativity
Since last May, Barnard faculty members were awarded major research grants that support a diverse array of interests, enabling them to continue existing studies and support collaborations with other institutions.
Barnard celebrated the grand opening of The Cheryl and Philip Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning on October 3, 2018.
Natasha Cox ’19, who interned at the Office of the President of Malta, Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, through the Athena Center for Leadership Studies Global Summer Fellowship, shares how she used the connections she built during her internship to invite President Coleiro Preca to Barnard.
Farai Chideya, Liza Donnelly and Anna Holmes to provide transformative perspectives on culture, gender, and women’s leadership in media.
For almost a decade, the Athena Center for Leadership Studies has dedicated itself to the advancement of inspired and courageous women leaders around the world.
Forty years ago, mothers in the paid labor force were fighting for protections and rights. Working Mother Media founder Carol Evans says they still are.
Barnard’s annual film festival focused on furthering the conversation around equity and empowering a new generation of women leaders.
The eighth annual Athena Film Festival celebrates courageous, audacious women.
The Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College announced today their 2017 Class of Distinguished Fellows, which includes best-selling author and founder of Working Mother Media Carol Evans, progressive media strategist Jehmu Greene, community health organizer Manmeet Kaur and gender justice leader Kavita Ramdas.
Barnard is a preeminent incubator for the world’s next generation of women leaders. Students enter with passion and intellect, and they graduate with an enhanced sense of identity and purpose.
Programming at the Athena Film Festival focused on human rights, activism, and empowering a new generation of women leaders.
Constitutional law expert provides expert commentary to a variety of media outlets
Barnard hosted the sixth annual Athena Film Festival, honoring extraordinary women in the film industry
Sarah Batchu '16 recently published an article in The Huffington Post entitled, Lean In, Fall Flat: Why Young Women Still Stumble at Work.
"Athena Pledge" calls on startup incubators and accelerators to support more women entrepreneurs
Girl Scouts from across the five boroughs will have a special opportunity to design socially-conscious business ventures
Barnard symposium on African Women’s Rights and Resilience features distinguished scholars and activists addressing issues facing feminists and activists throughout Africa.
Global Symposium Student Fellows lead workshop for high school girls.
Barnard’s Pre-College Programs offers six summer high school programs that blend classroom and experiential learning for a uniquely Barnard experience.
Barnard College hosted the fourth annual 2014 Athena Film Festival honoring extraordinary women in the film industry.
Diverse array of speakers reflect on the theme “Rethinking Failure”
New program welcomes leaders with demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of women leaders in the United States and worldwide.
Program gives girls unique chance to craft and pitch business plans for socially responsible start-ups
Opinion piece by former reproductive rights litigator appears in The New York Daily News.
Film industry leaders discuss the significance of Barnard's annual Athena Film Festival celebrating women's leadership in Hollywood and beyond.
Athena Center for Leadership Studies organizes TEDx event on campus.
Co-sponsored by Count Me In, American Express OPEN and the Athena Center for Leadership Studies.
Barnard's Global Fellows run leadership sessions for high school girls in Mumbai.
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.
Students from around Johannesburg participated in 2011 Young Women's Leadership Workshop, under the direction of six Barnard students.
Kathryn Kolbert and the new Athena Center at Barnard
Born or bred, women leaders still remain less the rule than the exception, commanding our curiosity and attention. What brought them to the pinnacle of their professions? Intense focus, the guidance of an enlightened mentor, networks of other professionals, sheer ambition combined with a sharp intellect, a talent for taking chances, or all of the above? In conjunction with the launch of The Athena Center for Leadership Studies, we asked five outstanding alumnae leaders in a variety of professions about their careers, leadership styles, and shortlists of leadership requirements. Read on and see if you agree.
The chair of the political science department draws on history to assess what's really needed in Afghanistan.