Welcome to ATHENA WIN, the Women's Interest Network - the organization for Mid-Michigan's most influential Women

Upcoming events

    • 01 Jan 2017
    • 31 Dec 2017
    • ATHENA WIN
    • 6
    • Monthly meetings for a year.  Most meetings will be a two hour discussion led by a Lansing Athena recipient, however the group will also take part in excursions designed to provide a behind-the-scenes experience, a mid-year dinner hosted by a local Athena recipient, and a celebration with all Connections participants.  The group is self-directed and plans meetings and events that are of interest to members with the help of the WIN Board of Directors.
    • Max 12 participants per group
    • Annual commitment for attendance, participation, and confidentiality
    • Cost $1,000 annually (WIN membership required)

    Application required.  Not all applicants will be accepted each year.  A number of factors including group size and industry representation will be considered when forming new groups or adding to current groups    


    If you have any questions or problems registering please email winmichigan@gmail.com or call 517-319-0338.

    • 09 May 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club, Capital Room, 2900 Hannah Blvd, East Lansing, MI 48823
    • 12

    Diversity and equality can be a major challenge in any company, in particular between men and women. Now more than ever the disparities in equality and the barricades that women face in today’s business world are apparent and critical. Tedi Parsons will share current data and statistics on the salary gap that women still face in today’s workforce, including the difference in salary between women and men CEO’s. Although women have made great strides in closing the gap, this is still a common issue within many organizations. Please join us to learn more! 

    Tedi Parsons is the current Director or Diversity & Inclusion with the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP). Tedi is responsible for creating strong diversity programs for the organization, board members and Lansing region. In 2012, Tedi, along with several regional partners, created Diversity Lansing, and, to date, over 1,250 individuals have took part in professional diversity education and training. He has held positions as Vice-President of Operations & Human Resources, Sr. Executive Assistant, Facilities/Operations Manager, and Executive Administrator. He received his certification in Purchasing & Procurement after attending the University of Wisconsin – Madison, School of Business. Additionally, he holds designations as a Certified Career Coach (CCC), Certified Executive Coach (CEC) and Certified Professional Coach (CPC), including receiving certifications in facilities management, ergonomics, and human resources. Currently, Tedi is currently enrolled in the prestigious Diversity Executive Leadership Academy (DTUI), working towards receiving his Certified Diversity Executive (CDE) certification. 

    Additionally, Tedi owns and operates his own business, The Professionals Forum (TPF), which has over the past 10-years, assisted professionals on every level to become tomorrow’s world-leaders. Along with his many hours of volunteer service, mentoring and strong commitment to social justice and equity, Tedi finds time to serve as a Certified Tourist Ambassador (CTA) in the Lansing region.



ATHENA WIN is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

Phone:  517-853-6462 

Email:  winmichigan@gmail.com 


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