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ATHENAPowerLink is a program of ATHENA International, an organization dedicated to creating leadership opportunities for women. ATHENAPowerLink guides women business owners in defining and achieving tangible goals by providing them with access to a panel of business advisors. Each advisory panel is hand-selected based upon each woman business owner’s individual needs. These volunteer panelists serve as mentors and advisors for a 12-month period at no charge to the woman business owner and, ultimately, strive to help the woman business owner  achieve growth and profitability.

ATHENAPowerLink is offered through the Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship at Rollins College in conjunction with Athena International and our local business and community partners in the Central Florida community. The law firm of Foley & Lardner LLP serves as the founding sponsor for the local chapter.

The mission of ATHENAPowerLink is to increase the growth and profitability of women-owned businesses. ATHENAPowerLink promotes the overall mission of ATHENA International in supporting, developing and honoring women leaders, inspiring women to achieve their full potential and creating balance in leadership worldwide.

"With the help of ATHENA, Bajalia was able to grow the company from two to 11 employees, surpass the million-dollar mark in revenue and launch three major initiatives with new wholesale customers, including the launch of our jewelry line on HSN and the opening of a retail showroom in Winter Park. Bajalia would not have reached these new heights or grown past a second stage company without ATHENA's help. From legal advice and accounting help to connecting us with potential staff members and people in the community, their time and talent was invaluable. ATHENA members also coached us in navigating the waters of private equity financing. The ATHENA board assigned to Bajalia was stellar in every way, and many members are still supporting us."

- Debbie Farah, Bajalia - 2011 Graduate