Distinguished Fellows (Fall 2014)

This month, we are honored to be featuring the Athena Center for Leadership Studies’ 2014-2015 Distinguished Fellows. The program recognizes high achieving women from various fields who have shown a commitment to women’s leadership.



Angela Oh

Angela E. Oh serves as an Attorney Mediator with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, where she is engaged in resolving disputes regarding civil rights in the workplace, housing, and public accommodations. Previously, Ms. Oh was the Executive Director of the Western Justice Center Foundation, a non-profit that advances peaceful resolution of conflict by providing training and skill-building in mediation and dialogue facilitation.


Linda Basch

Linda Basch

Linda Basch has held diverse leadership positions spanning higher education, the United Nations, the non-profit sector and facilitating research on corporate issues. An anthropologist, Linda worked as a Research Director at the United Nations, where she focused on social and economic development. Transitioning to higher education, she held senior leadership roles at New York University and Manhattan and Wagner Colleges, serving as Director of Academic Programs, Dean of Arts and Sciences and Academic Vice President respectively.


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Jeanne Sullivan

Jeanne Sullivan is the Co-Founder of StarVest Partners, a venture capital firm created in 1998. Sullivan has over 23 years of venture capital experience and has spent 30 years in the technology sector, operating and investing in technology companies. Over the years, Sullivan has honed her trade creating “go to market” plans for early and expansion stage companies, while also participating in philanthropy. She has served as an advisor for many women-focused organizations that work to “fund and fuel” women entrepreneurs and is on the Global Board of Trustees of Astia, an organization that empowers high growth women entrepreneurs.



Sallie Krawcheck

Sallie Krawcheck has built a career that has reached the top levels of success across a range of functions: as a senior corporate executive, as a research analyst and now as an entrepreneur. Recently named number 9 on Fast Company’s list of the “100 Most Creative People 2014,” she has also been referred to as one of the most successful and influential executives in financial services. From turning around and growing troubled wealth management businesses to eliminating Wall Street conflicts of interest and advocating a true client-centered business model, Fortune Magazine called her “The Last Honest Analyst” during her tenure at Sanford Bernstein. She spent years as the guardian of such brands as Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch and US Trust.


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