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Athena Executive Connections – April 5th (Event)


Athena Executive Connections

Social Drinks at Carlton City Hotel

April 5th 2017 Wednesday 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Fee – $30 members & first-time visitors

Join us for our popular Athena social evening, a fun and relaxed evening of drinks, nibbles and casual conversations. We will also be tossing a traditional Chinese New Year Lo Hei (撈起) salad to welcome prosperity for the Year of the Fire Rooster!

This event is open to members and first-time visitors. Gentlemen welcome when attending with a lady.

 Not a member yet? Why not join online?


Draught Beer
House Wine
House pour Spirits
Soft Drinks & Juices

Registration fee includes 2 standard drinks from the bar.


Date: April 5th 2017, Wednesday
Time: 7:00-9:00 (please arrive at 6:45pm)
Venue: Carlton City Hotel, 1 Gopeng St, Singapore 078862
Fee: $30 for Members & first-time visitors

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Athena Cappuccino Connections (February 22nd)

Athena Cappuccino Connections

Cappuccino Connections are sophisticated, informal networking sessions for female executives and entrepreneurs held at the 5 Star Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

Join us and meet fellow professionals and entrepreneurs in a relaxed, business-focused environment. Cappuccino Connections is a great introduction for visitors to experience networking the Athena way!

At each meeting, a speaker shares an inspiring story of their journey as well as relevant tips we can put into practice in our own businesses and careers.

Athena events are attended by talented and highly motivated individuals – their passion, energy and determination to fulfill their business goals make our networking formula truly unique.

Our members attend regular Cappuccino Connections meetings to build a portfolio of quality business contacts and for a dose of monthly inspiration!

This month’s topic: Creating A Business For Fun And Purpose

Social entrepreneur Rachel Harrison will share her determination to give her adult autistic son find fun, purpose and dignity in life.

Presented by: Rachel Harrison

Rachel Harrison is a designer and an activist championing the inclusion of people with disabilities, particularly adults with autism .

She’s the founder of Zambawood Resorts, a social enterprise operating in Zambales in the Philippines and founder and president of Julyan’s Farm Autism Foundation Inc, non-profit organisation.


10:00am Please arrive for registration 
-Open networking
-Welcome and introductions
-Athena Aims
-Who’s in the room?
-Community News & Events
12:00 Close and open networking


$30 (including tax and service)
Fees charged will be passed directly to the venue to cover the cost of free-flow teas and coffees.


Benefits of Attending

All of our Athena groups are attended by talented and highly motivated individuals – their passion, energy and determination to fulfil their business goals make our networking formula truly unique.

Women are attracted to Athena because it addresses an often missing ingredient in the networking recipe and they recognise the benefits of networking with Athena:

  • Increased chances of business success. Face-to-face interactions positively impact your business’ success significantly.
  • More effective online/social media networking. Face-to-face networking makes your online networking and social media more effective. Meet the faces behind your Twitter/Facebook contacts!
  • Inexpensive way to market. Face-to-face networking is one of the most powerful, effective and cost effective ways to market your business.
  • Wider circle of influence. Meeting other women will expand your contact list and influence circle which can lead to an increase in business opportunities and referrals.
  • Knowledge and learning. Network strategy and business development training enables you to maximise your networking activities.
  • Personal and business growth. The more contacts you make, and the more networking events you attend, the more confident you will feel about your business and yourself.


Who Should Attend?

  • Executives – from junior to director level, responsible for building a portfolio of quality contacts.
  • Entrepreneurs – from pre-start up to established companies.
  • Business owners – small to medium-sized organisations from all industries.


Why Attend?

  • Join a vibrant and diverse community of women.
  • Interact with representatives from various industries.
  • Share best practices, tips, trends and news.
  • Seek and offer guidance and inspiration for business success.


What can I Expect?

  • Vibrant, focused and passionate individuals with exciting products, services and ideas.
  • Welcoming and informative environment, allowing you to network in a way that suits you.
  • A forum to listen and share your experiences.
  • Speakers who will openly share their business stories and successes.




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Athena Executive Club – Wednesday (February 8th)


Athena Executive Club members meet for monthly facilitated networking sessions.

To foster a culture of strategic collaboration, the Executive Club operates on a professional exclusivity basis.

Membership is curated to provide a diverse mix of professions and industry sectors. Visitors and Visiting Athena members may attend, if their profession is not represented by an existing Club member.

Ladies considering Executive Club membership may request an invitation to attend. Please contact the event organiser to request an invitation.

Visitor Fee: $76 including taxes and service and a delicious private lunch
Attendees: 20 female executives and entrepreneurs
Venue: Forlino – 1 Fullerton Rd, One Fullerton #02-06, Singapore 049213 (Serena Room)

Visitor places are extremely limited, please contact us to reserve your seat.

The Athena Executive Club

The Athena Executive Club holds monthly networking and business strategy meetings hosted within an elegant and relaxed boardroom setting.

We invite women from various professional backgrounds to participate in a structured and facilitated lunch-time meeting. We provide networking and business development training and a place to share professional objectives, make strategic connections and long-term relationships for greater success.

The Executive Club provides access to a host of expertise and is perfect for women who are serious about growing, scaling and expanding their businesses and careers in a supportive and focused environment.

We have a maximum of 20 ladies from different professions at each Executive Club meeting.
We have approximately five spaces for visitors at each meeting.

Networking Strategy Training

One of Athena’s main aims is about developing our business skills, and these include our networking skills.

For those new to networking, these topics are designed to help you to network successfully and with confidence.

So whether we are Networking Novices or Nifty Networkers, there are always tips, ideas, and techniques that can be taken from these sessions to make our networking strategy even more effective.

Business Development Training

These short sessions are designed to share useful tips, facts and ideas covering a wide range of issues relevant to executives and entrepreneurs.

We invite an ‘expert in the field’ to present these topics and where possible we like to draw upon the considerable expertise of our members.

Our topics range from business planning to marketing to legal and financial aspects of running a business, and everything in between!

This month’s topic: Tips For Nutrition That Even Busy People Can Follow!

Now that ALL the holidays are over it’s the perfect time to start focusing on your health and vitality!

We could all do with more energy to achieve our Year of the Rooster ambitions. Executive Club member Valerie Marin will be sharing some of her best tips for nutrition that even busy people can follow!

This short practical session includes an assessment and actionable plan to help you power through 2017.

Valerie Marin

Presented by: Valerie Marin

Valarie is a firm believer in holistic health, the body’s capacity to heal itself and the body-mind-spirit connection.

A graduate of IIN, Institute of Integrative Nutrition In New York as a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health and Wellness coach, Valerie aims to help people make better choices, to feel more energized, have more vitality and to lead happier and healthier lives.

This Month’s Menu 

Amuse Bouche

Bocconcini in Caprese
Buffalo Mozzarella Cheese, Parma Ham, Datterini Tomato, Mixed Salad, Pesto Genovese

Gnocchi all Astice
Gnocchi Pasta with Maine Lobster, Tomato Sauce, Sardinia Bottarga


Herb Roasted Mangalica Pork Collar
Pomelo, Green Apple Sauce, Savoy Cabbage, Puttanesca Sauce

Mango Panna Cotta
Coconut Granita, Mango Compote, Passion Fruit Coulis

Coffee or Tea

Please let us know if you require a vegetarian option, or have any food allergies or intolerances. 

Executive Club Members

1. Amanda Blum – – Storyteller Writer –
2. Elizabeth Wong – Epiderma Pte. Ltd – Director –
3. Gayathri Subash – Dreamtrips –
4. Jean Lim – Entrevo Training Pte Ltd –
5. Lise Chew – Natural Pharma Pte Ltd – Beauty & Wellness –
6. Louisa Yue – DP Dental – Dental Practice –
7. Pamposh Dhar – Terataii Wellness Centre – Meditation/Reiki
8. Rachel Ridgwell – Ohh Lah Lah – Ladies Pleasure Products –
9. Raksha Sukhia – Southwestern Consulting – Sales Performance –
10. Renee Xavier – Alpha & Omega Law Corporation – Legal Services –
11. Valerie Marin – PureVitality Nutrition Concepts – Health & Wellness – Nutrition Coaching –
12. Vicki Lew – Brew Creative Pte Ltd – Branding and Design – Graphic Design –
13. Yana Fry – Yana Fry Pte Ltd – Coaching & Training –


Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, 8th February 2017
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Fee: $76 including taxes and service and a delicious private lunch

Book now for this unique Athena experience!
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We are very much looking forward to welcoming you!

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An Invitation to Athena Cappuccino Connections












We would like to invite you to attend to our monthly coffee morning, Cappuccino Connections on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017.

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Venue: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Axis Lounge Level 4, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797
Nearest MRT: Esplanade – approximately 10 minutes walk
Car park: The Mandarin Oriental has its own car park (first 2 hours – $2.20, each subsequent 30 minutes – $1.10)


Athena Cappuccino Connections

Cappuccino Connections are sophisticated, informal networking sessions for female executives and entrepreneurs held at the 5 Star Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Visitors are welcome to attend a Cappuccino Connections meeting to meet and interact with fellow professionals and entrepreneurs in a relaxed, business-focused environment. Cappuccino Connections are a great introduction for visitors to meet The Athena Network Singapore team and experience how to network the Athena way.


We look forward to welcoming you!

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Thank You From The Athena Network Singapore

The Athena Network Singapore

Before everything goes crazy ahead of the Christmas holidays, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your support – from reading our articles to giving your feedback.

A network like Athena is only as powerful as what we collectively bring to the table, and your participation and contribution makes a difference. I believe that each connection opens a new door, each interaction creates a new opportunity, and each introduction creates a new collaboration.

We would love for you to be an active member of the network in 2017 – and as a special thank you and early Christmas gift, here’s a $100 discount on our Executive Membership!

We want you to kick off 2017 with an amazing network who will support you on every step of your journey. Join today and enjoy complimentary membership for the rest of 2016.

(Our Executive Membership includes the Athena Network membership, an Executive Lifestyle directory, and a Content Marketing package).

Find Out More

Find out more!

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you as a member in 2017!

If you’re still not convinced with using networking as one of your business marketing strategies, read ‘6 Reasons Why Networking Could Be Your Best Marketing Strategy For 2017’.

If you want to try out our membership first, I’m inviting you to join us for our Christmas Party on December 14th! Book your seat here.

Gina Romero
Managing Director


The Athena Network (Singapore & Asia Pacific)
Asia Pacific’s Leading Community for Female Executives and Entrepreneurs

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