Our team

Our global team includes the operating team and the trainers. 

The latter originate from different countries, cultures and traditions. The majority of them had held or are still holding leadership positions across industries and are trained coaches or business consultants. You will find a profile of each of them in the section trainers. 

Operating team


Founder & CEO

LinkedIn profile

Athena Wisdom Institute AG is the materialization of founder Simone Junod’s vision. She shares the conviction expressed by McKinsey Global Institute: “We believe that the world, including the private sector, would benefit by focusing on the large economic opportunity of improving parity between men and women”. She spent most of her professional career as unique woman in leadership teams, across industries. And now has come the time to implement this vision.


Master of Marketing

Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer

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During my career I had the opportunity to work with many different people, from various backgrounds and cultures.
I have been always fascinated that we all learn in different ways.
But we all have in common, that we want to be sure we get something tangible out of things we learn.
Whether it concerns, knowledge, skills or our personality development.
Therefore, to me, it is important to make results of our education and training measurable to our customers.
I think, that will always be the marketer in me.


Mag. Sociology & Political Sciences

Program Developer & Trainer

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After my career in social research, I have for many years been developing programmes for more equal opportunities and the participation of women in management positions in the Swiss economy. In addition, I am professionally and privately involved in the sustainable transformation of the economy and society. Protecting the climate and natural resources is particularly important to me. Athena convinces me with its holistic, innovative approach. We train strong, authentic leaders with backbone, vision and empathy, who make socially and ecologically responsible decisions in our increasingly complex world with its great global challenges. I am happy to support our team in program development and as a trainer with my heart and my soul.



M.Sc./ M.A. Global Media & Communications

Marketing & Communication Manager

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We are facing many economic, social, and cultural challenges. The transformations regarding intensity, speed and scope, are one of the most groundbreaking in human history. Given the magnitude of today’s challenges, how positive change happens has become a huge topic and the subject of ongoing debate. Together, we must all aim to contribute to the positive transformation of society. I believe in the power of storytelling as a transformational catalyst for impact and long-term social change, painting a vision of possibility. I am dedicated to producing content that leads to more awareness, critical dialogue and calls to action around pressing global issues of our time. It excites me to navigate this landscape, encourage innovation and experiment in order to see how we can bridge differences, inspire change and empower people to reach their full potential.




Bachelor of Arts Candidate, BA International Relations and Affairs


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Talkative, inquisitive, intuitive, emotional and a challenge lover, that’s me, Rahel Frischknecht. I’m part of Athena Wisdom Institute AG because my diverse attributes are acknowledged and appreciated by its team. Diversity, that’s exactly what Athena Wisdom Institute AG stands for and a vision I carry in my heart. Together with our team of global trainers I’m eager to expand and deepen my knowledge regarding personality development and leadership. My wish is to inspire and empower others to have the courage to be themselves.