Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for selection as an ATHENAPowerLink® Client Business Owner, a business must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be 51 percent owned and actively managed by a woman or women.
  • Revenues in the previous fiscal year must have been at least $250,000 for a service business and over $500,000 for a manufacturing company.
  • Must have been in operation for a minimum of two years.
  • Must have at least two full-time employees (including the business owner), or a number of part-time employees whose total work hours add up to two fill-time positions.
  • The owner must have clearly defined objectives and specific reasons for seeking an advisory panel.
  • Applications must be accompanied with a business plan. View our Athena Business Plan Template here.

Submission Guidelines

View and complete the ATHENAPowerLink® Application

To submit by regular US Mail or courier please return completed form and any accompanying attachments  to: Kathy Cook ATHENAPowerLink® Baltimore Administrator C/O PNC PNC Harborside – One East Pratt Street, C3-C411-10-A Baltimore, MD 21202

To submit via email, once you have completed your on-line application, please save and forward as an attachment with subject line: ATHENAPowerLink® Baltimore Application to Shelby Richardson-Lau  via email at

For additional information Shelby Richardson-Lau can be reached at: (667)-224-0413.