Call for Papers

ATHENA40 is the first-ever global selection of the top 40 most forward thinking women who create positive change in their societies and industries and also support other women and girls to thrive. ATHENA40 will be published every two years and the scope is to cultivate an entrepreneurial approach among women and to amplify the ideas and projects launched by women or focusing on women.

On March 8, 2020 ATHENA40 will announce and convene the top 40 most forward thinking and innovative women from all over the world.  The 40 finalists will be voted by the Athena40 Global Committee and the public. Based on number of votes, one 'Athena' from each category will be announced on the evening as 'Athena40-Maverick'.

Nominations are open between December 15, 2018- December 14, 2019.

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

  • Paper should be submitted in good English.

  • Offensive language should not be used.

  • Paper should be tackling either on the above topics or relevant to women's rights, empowerment and development.