ATHENA NextGen Series


weVENTURE, in partnership with LEAD Brevard, presents

ATHENA NextGen Thought Leadership Series 2017


The ATHENA NextGen series is designed to create stronger female business leaders.  An interactive and collaborative forum where participants enhance their professional and personal development skills through a series of eight sessions, one morning a month.ATHENA-mini

Core Leadership Principles:         
Participants take a “deeper dive” and learn about ATHENA’s Eight Principles of Enlightened Leadership.

The enrichment program will provide access to:
- coaching opportunities
- capacity building seminars
- group communications

Who Should Attend:
Emerging Women Leaders
Early Career Professionals

SCHEDULE: (8:00 - 10:00 am)

  • March 23rdathena
  • April 27th
  • May 25th
  • June 22th
  • July 27th
  • August 24th (IMPACT Summit, 8 am- 2:00 pm at Hilton Rialto Place Melbourne)
  • September 28th
  • October 26th
  • November 17th

Early Registration: $499 (until January 31, 2017)

Full Fee: $ 599 (after January 31, 2017)

Each participant will be enrolled int he Enrichment Program, which is sponsored by Wells Fargo (Reg. Program Price: $795)

Includes a seat at weVENTURE signature events in 2017

  • Women Who Rock Awards Luncheon - March 14
  • IMPACT Business & Leadership Summit - Aug. 24
  • Strong Coffee, Strong Women Series - Feb. 10, May 5, July 14, and Nov. 3

Special "Thanks" to our program sponsor Wells Fargo, and our marketing partner LEAD Brevard, and Zonta Club o f Melbourne for providing partial scholarships.

This is a multipart event

Thursday 23rd March | 8:00AM-10:00AM
Thursday 27th April | 8:00AM-10:00AM
Thursday 25th May | 8:00AM-10:00AM
Thursday 22nd June | 8:00AM-10:00AM
Thursday 27th July | 8:00AM-10:00AM
Thursday 24th August | 8:00AM-2:00PM
Thursday 28th September | 8:00AM-10:00AM
Thursday 26th October | 8:00AM-10:00AM
Friday 17th November | 8:00AM-10:00AM

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SCSW: The Moment of Truth – Fireside Chat

SCSWStrong Coffee, Strong Women series: SPECIAL SESSION


The Moment of Truth Fireside Chat with Erica Lemp and Guests

At some point in our lives, careers, and business ventures, we come to a moment of truth.  Join Erica Lemp, Executive Director at weVENTURE, as she moderates a fireside chat with local business owners who will share how their moment of truth moved them to make changes and to create success for themselves and their businesses.

And, SBA presents Region IV Women's Business Center of Excellence Award for 2017 to weVENTURE.


Guest Panelists: Natasha Duran, Dr. Regina Kaufmann, Acacia Woodley, and Xerces Simpson



Friday 5th May

8:00AM - 10:00AM

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Strong Coffee, Strong Women is a bimonthly event where business professionals and entrepreneurs are encouraged to build and grow meaningful connections.

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Launch Your Venture 101



Launch Your Venture 101  Workshop


A two-hour interactive workshop where you will talk through questions like: What you need to know before starting a business? What are your long-term business goals? Create your Individual Entrepreneurial Plan (IEP) or action plan that will help you achieve your goals. After you take this class, discover which weVENTURE program is right for you.


Tuesday 9th May

6:00PM - 8:00PM

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Thursday 11th May | 9:00AM-12:30PM
Thursday 18th May | 9:00AM-12:30PM
Thursday 25th May | 9:00AM-12:30PM
Thursday 1st June | 9:00AM-12:30PM

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Work for [email protected]+, May 15, 2017



AARP Foundation Work for [email protected]+ program

Attendees must Call to Register at 888-339-5617

Have you ever dreamed of being y our own boss? Are you preparing for transition from the workplace to owning your own business?  Do you have a hobby or special interest that may provide supplemental income for you in the near future?  This workshop introduces you to five steps in planning whether to pursue a business venture, and is designed for individuals age 50 and older.


NOTE: Workshop toolkits are mailed directly to participants in advance of the workshop, so we encourage you to register early.

Monday 15th May

6:00PM - 8:00PM

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