Three Women Business Owners Graduate ATHENAPowerLink Development Program and Appleton Creative are pleased to congratulate the most recent graduates of the ATHENAPowerLink business development and mentorship program: Claire Evans, owner of amaZulu, Inc.; Angela Salva, owner of SIMETRI; and Dr. Deborah Harding, owner of Harding Anti-Aging Center. Each woman has successfully completed the 12-month program!

Central Florida’s premier business development and mentoring program for women business owners, ATHENAPowerLink Orlando, is part of the Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship at Rollins College and ATHENA International, both dedicated to creating leadership opportunities for women. Appleton Creative’s Creative Director, Diana LaRue, sits on the governing board for the Central Florida ATHENAPowerlink chapter and, as an alumnus, understands the importance of supporting women leaders of tomorrow in reaching their full potential. Diana acts as an advisor and mentor to new program members.

“As a recent graduate of the Athena Program I can tell you that the experience was incredible, and the results amazing… It made me stronger as a business leader, person, and physician.” -Dr. Deborah Harding, owner of Harding Anti-Aging Center

“Within a month of starting I had a sense of relief that turning the company around was now doable. Being a business owner I never realized just how much I needed to be held accountable to others to implement change and more so, how great it felt to start achieving goals again!” -Claire Evans, owner of amaZulu

“Athena has provided insight that will outlast our participation in the program, and contribute to significant future growth and profitability,” – Angela Salva, owner of SIMETRI

Read the official press release.

ATHENAPowerLink is currently accepting applications for the next 12-month program. They are available at Applicants may also contact Joshua Snyder at 407-646-2446 for additional information.The application deadline is March 31, 2014.

Appleton Creative is an award-winning, full-service advertising agency located in Orlando, Florida. Appleton works with local, national and international clients to provide marketing strategies through print, web, social media and video production – all in-house. At Appleton, we want to learn about your business, empower your marketing team and be your creative resource. Your marketing goals are worth a conversation: contact us at 407-246-0092 or

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