Who are the women behind the scenes?
We’re the people who make sure the the Athenas’s Sisters structure – fiduciary, legal, and programmatic are created, tested, and implemented. We come from a diverse background, racially, ethnically, socioeconomically, and even branch of service. The threads that ties us together: military service and a belief that we can make a difference in our world by providing an organization that all military women to use revolutionary expressions to grow in dignity and honor. Are you a military woman who is ready to join us? There is no better time to join than now.
We are a small team of committed servicewomen and veterans who believe that we can make a difference together with you. Even if you are not a woman or a veteran, you can still join us as a supporter. Together we will build. Together we will make a difference. Together, we will create safe spaces for our female veterans to heal, to grow, and to build power.
LINDSAY GARGOTTO – FOUNDER & CEO
Lindsay Gargotto is a USAF veteran who served as Radiological Technician from 2000-2004. With her military education benefits Lindsay has earned her BS in Women’s in Gender Studies with a minor in Sociology from the University of Louisville, a Masters in Social Work and a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing both from Spalding University.
Lindsay founded Athena’s Sisters, the first grassroots non-profit in Kentucky run by and for military women in 2014, and she also works for The Center for Promoting Resiliency & Recovery as MilitaryFamily Outreach Coordinator and the Kentucky Center for the Arts – Arts in Healing Program. Lindsay is the mother of two beautiful and brilliant daughters and resides in Louisville, KY.
Working with Athena's Sisters has uncovered a passion for working with veterans that I never knew existed. I'm honored to give back to my fellow service women.