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ATHENAPowerLink® Baltimore is a yearlong mentorship program headquartered at Towson University, designed to assist women entrepreneurs with their business. We strive to give them invaluable tools for success: guidance, support, and advice from business experts who can offer direction and perspective.

Eligibility Requirements

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

  • Is at least 51% owned and actively managed by a woman or women.
  • Has been in business for a minimum of two years.
  • Has a minimum of two full-time employees (including the owner) or a number of part-time employees whose total work hours add up to two full-time positions.
  • Has annual revenues of at least $250,000 for retail or manufacturing businesses, or at least $100,000 for service businesses.
  • The owner must have clearly defined objectives and specific reasons for seeking an advisory panel. 

    General Information


    Qualification Questions

    Does the applicant actively manage the business?
    YesNo

    Number of Employees (include applicant if applicable)

    Financials (include revenue from last three years, if applicable)

    Revenue (projected)
    $100,000+ for service business$250,000+ for retail or manufacturing business

    Revenue (projected)
    $100,000+ for service business$250,000+ for retail or manufacturing business

    Revenue (projected)
    $100,000+ for service business$250,000+ for retail or manufacturing business

    Business Questions

    Signature Confirmation

    The information contained in this application is provided for the purpose of applying for an unpaid advisory panel provided through the ATHENA PowerLink program. Any information submitted is considered confidential and will not be disclosed except for purposes of determining program qualification.

    By entering your name below, you represent that the information provided is true and complete.

    Advisory Panel Member Responsibilities

    The Advisory Panel and woman business owner (WBO) participants meet as a whole six times during the program year. Additional meetings are scheduled as deemed necessary by the Advisory Panel and the WBO to address specific issues. The meetings are as follows:

    • Orientation and Training Session: meet, share introductions and cover the program year in detail including roles and responsibilities
    • Initial Session: on-site visit of the WBO place of business
    • Quarterly Meetings: designed to set goals, share advice and create action steps, and review progress

      Advisory Panel Participation Form

      Business Size by Annual Revenue

      Are you self-employed?

      YesNo

      Other industries in which you have experience

      Areas of expertise (i.e., marketing, PR, HR, accounting, legal)

      Additional questions

      Please upload a PDF of your current resume.

      Signature Confirmation

      The information contained in this application is provided for the purpose of applying to participate as an unpaid advisory panelist provided through the ATHENA PowerLink program. Any information submitted is considered confidential and will not be disclosed except for purposes of determining qualification.

      By entering your name below, you represent that the information provided is true and complete.