Call for Papers

In a world of disinformation, fake news, failing leadership and constant change, we are in need of innovative and fearless thinking. We believe that women's role is crucial in the creation of understanding in our societies.

ATHENA40 is the first-ever global selection of the top 40 most powerful female minds.

Announced every two years, the scope of Athena40 will be to discover and acknowledge the work of the 40 most dynamic, active and fearless female thought leaders, columnists, commentators and activists across all industries and from all over the world.

We believe in the power of fearless and free speech to change the world. We support the free exchange of ideas as an essential element to fair and inclusive societies and we value thought production that nurtures collaboration, diversity, inclusion and understanding to breed the new generation of accountable leaders.

Read more about our Principles.

Empowering women is necessary for social change towards a better world and as such, Global Thinkers Forum and Athena40 are delighted to launch a call for women to contribute to this thought production on women’s and gender equality issues.

Indicative areas of interest:

  • Gender Equality
  • Women as Peacemakers
  • Women in STEM
  • Female Leadership
  • Women in Business
  • Women’s Empowerment
  • Women in Philanthropy
  • Gender Violence
  • Women’s Rights
  • Gender Wage Gap

If you would like to contribute a paper or article, either on the above topics or relevant to women's rights, empowerment and development, please submit your interest here.

Please note that we need abridged versions, which do not exceed 1000-1200 words