In February 2020 ATHENA40 announced 120 most forward thinking women from all over the world as they were nominated and selected through a merit-based process. The shortlisted and finalists are women who have demonstrated passion, purpose and excellence in the below categories. The Athena40 Global List is renewed every two years by repeating the process of nominations from the public and voting by a panel of independent, international judges.
Nominations for Athena40 2022 List, will open on December 15, 2020 9am GMT and close on December 14, 2021 at 6pm GMT.
Athena40 is an initiative launched by the Global Thinkers Forum, a London-based organization focusing on three areas: accountability in leadership, women's empowerment and youth development.
Athena40 is part of our ongoing efforts and commitment to identify and recognise innovative female thinking and promote new role models.
Here you can see the 120 women who have made it to the 2020 shortlist. The 40 most influential ones will be announced in 2020.