Athena40 is an initiative launched by Global Thinkers Forum at UNESCO on International Women’s Day in March 2018 in Paris.

The Athena40 initiative focuses on strengthening the role of women worldwide, and nurturing female leadership creating opportunities for women to be recognised, access new networks, knowledge and partnerships.​ Athena40 recognises women who embrace entrepreneurial thinking regardless of their professional realm, expertise or aspirations.

The Athena40 Global List is the first-ever global selection of some of the world's most forward thinking women who create positive change in their societies and industries and also support other women and girls to thrive. The Athena40 List is renewed every two years and the scope is to cultivate an entrepreneurial approach among women and to amplify the ideas and projects launched by women or focusing on women.


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