Dates For Your Diary : January 2015

71efccb5-f939-4b5f-be6c-dc244079dc39Well here we are, almost at the end of 2014! What a bumpy ride this year has been, both agonizing and exhilarating.

I’ve learned some really important lessons – lessons that I’m already leveraging for next year’s plans!In 2015 I will be focusing my time and energy on improving the Athena Network experience – and creating even more opportunities for our members through technology and key partnerships.

But until then, crack open the Baileys, snuggle up with your loved ones and enjoy peaceful and relaxing holiday season!

Thank you for your support. We look forward to welcoming you in the New Year 🙂

PS> Read on for January dates and a seasonal offer…



To our success,

Gina and The Athena Network Singapore Team
Asia Pacific’s Leading Community for Female Executives and Entrepreneurs

January Events

ee32b776-51c1-46b4-a284-273cb08b63fcAthena Executive Connections – (Thursday)
January 8th 2015   7:00 – 9:30 pm
Your Dreams and Visions for 2015
Not a new year’s resolution. More than one. Close your eyes and imagine yourself doing exactly what you love and desire to be doing. Are you smiling yet? What’s stopping you from making this a reality now, this year, in 2015?Vision boards are a creative, visual, artsy, fun and very effective way to realise your dreams and make your visions come to life. Learn how to make one and from then on you can make as many as you want. These group sessions are a powerful way of seeing your dream come to life right in front of your eyes, as you cut and paste inspiring images and words from magazines and paste them onto your own, large piece of cardboard. Voicing our visions at the end in a group is also a beautiful way to reinforce them.

This event is brought to you byPauliina Salmenhaara of R.A.W. Inside Out, as a part of the 2015 R.A.W.K. It Like a Pro Cleanse, bringing to you that part of cleansing which has to do with spiritual nourishment and personal growth.For more details, contact Pauliina at or via Also check her out at rawinsideout on Instagram and Pinterest.

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6906d806-f460-46e6-83f7-95c1896b6909Athena Executive Club – Wednesday
January 14th 2015 12:00 – 2:00 pmDesigning the physical space where you meet your clients
From concept to realisation – create a space that reflects your brand, your values and what you want to communicate to your clients be it a shop or an office.Rigmor Berthier is a consummate multi-tasker who thrives on change and contrast. With 3 languages, 2 children, a science degree, a Masters degree from HEC, as well as experience in both finance and cosmetics, Rigmor felt she needed more of a challenge, so she created her own ladies shoe brand on the side!Rigmor brings 7 years of client side experience to her role at Retail Access. With 4 years spent at L’Oréal, both in Norway and France, and has first hand experience of the challenges and pressures facing brand owners every day. She brings that unique perspective to her relationships with her clients.

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dab70777-67e2-4ef6-87d0-2b529b10bcfaAthena Executive Club – Tuesday
January 20th 2015 12:00 – 2:00 pm“COMPANY DOCTOR” IS IN!
Feel free to voice the concerns that have been causing you sleepless nights in relation to your Intellectual Property (“IP”) and/or your contracts.This highly interactive session aims to equip the entrepreneur with a basic understanding of the various types of Intellectual Property (“IP”) and commercial contracts, how IP can be protected (and more importantly, commercialized), as well as safeguarding business assets and transactions via contracts. Participants are encouraged to ask questions specific to their businesses, and the entire session will be geared towards answering the questions that the participants have.Koh C-u Pinn is a Director of ARIELLE LAW CORPORATION, which has won the Corporate INTL Legal Awards for Boutique Contract Law Firm of the Year in Singapore.
She has been in the legal profession for more than 15 years, having graduated from NUS Law Faculty in 1998. She started her legal career in one of Singapore’s most well-known law firm Lee & Lee, and subsequently moved in-house so as to thoroughly grasp all the aspects of running a business.
Being both people oriented and commercially practical, C-u Pinn is well-equipped to explain comprehensively to clients what is needed to protect and grow their assets

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44caec74-1017-4234-90e6-cb869b494eb8Athena Cappuccino Connections – Friday
January 30th 2015 10:00 – 12:00 am
Live Your Life On Your Terms

During this 15-minutes talk Yana will share ups and downs of her highly eventful life, and how her destiny was defined by the answers she has given to 3 simple questions as an 8 years old. She will reveal the secrets of how to transform difficulties into opportunities and how you too can create a life that goes beyond your wildest imagination. What is a better way to start a new year than with a boost of inspiration and a real life success story!Yana Fry is a successful entrepreneur, certified transformational coach, inspirational group facilitator, yoga teacher and a life-long meditation practitioner. Yana is irresistibly passionate about living life to the fullest, developing leaders for the future, and creating positive impact on the world. Her style combines Western sharpness and Eastern charm.

Over the years, Yana has developed her unique coaching style that enables individuals to reach highest potential in their personal and professional lives. She is a global citizen, speaks thee languages, and has “you-love-her-the-moment-you-meet-her” personality.
Yana is incredibly passionate about her work. Her mission is to help individuals build a successful business with humility, create a harmonious relationship with grace and live a full life with joy. She strongly believes in “being the change you wish to see in the world.

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Gina Romero

Gina Romero is the Managing Director of The Athena Network Singapore & Asia-Pacific, Asia-Pacific's Leading Business Community for Female Executives and Entrepreneurs.The Athena Network provides a platform for members to share knowledge and experience across a diverse range of industry sectors, and to collaborate for mutual success. Connect with Gina on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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