Athena PowerLink Program Accepting Applications

Jacksonville’s ATHENAPowerLink® program, one of only 35 in the nation, “links” a woman-owned
business with a panel of unpaid advisors who agree to work with her for one year to meet her business
goals and objectives. The business owner builds infrastructure, implements best practices, and gains
business connections from her volunteer advisors. Businesses are selected from a field of applicants; once specific needs are determined, JWBC recruits local professionals to provide the necessary guidance. The business owner is then linked with a six to eight member volunteer advisory panel tailored to fit the company’s needs.

Applications are due May 31, 2013 — apply todayClick here for the Athena PowerLink program overview

Program Requirements:

  • Business must be at least 50% owned and actively managed by a woman
  • Minimum of two years in operation
  • Minimum of two full-time employees (including the owner)
  • Annual revenues of at least $250,000 for retail or manufacturing businesses
  • Annual revenues of at least $100,000 for service businesses
  • Clearly defined company objectives and goals


Contact Pat Blanchard at the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center: (904) 366-6640

Apply Now!  Click here for the Athena PowerLink application.


About candacemoody

Candace’s background includes Human Resources, recruiting, training and assessment. She spent several years with a national staffing company, serving employers on both coasts. Her writing on business, career and employment issues has appeared in the Florida Times Union, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and 904 Magazine, as well as several national publications and websites. Candace is often quoted in the media on local labor market and employment issues.
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