Athena40 - A Global Ranking of Powerful Female Minds

We believe that women's role is crucial in the creation of understanding in our societies.

Our initiative Athena40 (launched in March 2018), is the first ever global ranking of the top 40 most powerful female minds.

Women who are born to push their limits, fly high, speak up, open new paths for all of us. Women have the ability to balance reason and emotion. In a polarised and uncertain world, we need both.

Our Athena40 discovers and acknowledges the work of the 40 most dynamic, active and fearless female thought leaders, columnists, commentators and activists across all industries and from all over the world.

Athena40 was announced on March 8, 2018 during the Women in Culture and Science Symposium at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris marking International Women’s Day.