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Inspiring & Supporting Authentic Leaders

Martha Mayhood Mertz is the author of Becoming ATHENA: Eight Principles of Enlightened Leadership, and the founder of ATHENA International.

Mertz is a speaker, author, and successful real estate entrepreneur (as president and owner of the Michigan-based firm Mayhood/Mertz Investment, Inc.). Mertz’s book traces the ATHENA history and illuminates the ATHENA principles, with inspiring stories from Mertz and other leaders.

“We work to achieve a balance in the voices of leadership. Time tested “women’s ways” of leading have become the gold standard for both genders, and the building blocks for success in today’s global environment,” says Mertz.

ATHENA International is a non-profit organization that seeks to support, develop and honor women leaders, inspire them to reach their full potential, and create balance in leadership worldwide. Since the program’s inception in 1982 thousands of awards have been presented in over 500 communities in the United States, Canada, China, Russia, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

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