Our firm is founded by three women who are former US Army Officers and graduates of the US Military Academy (West Point). Athena is portrayed as an astute companion of heroes and is the patron goddess of heroic endeavor...thus Athena was selected as a nod to the founders as women and war veterans.
Additionally, Athena is also attributed as the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, strategic warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill.
We would like the artists to keep in mind the HEROISM from above and focus on STRATEGY, INSPIRATION, and SKILL while designing the graphic.
Athena's Shield is named "Aegis" and the word aegis is defined as "the protection, backing, or support of a particular person or organization". We also like the artists to keep in mind the SUPPORT or ADVOCACY of as it pertains to the individuals who we recruit and for whom we recruit.
Finally -- Athena is often depicted with her HELMET and her SPEAR (of knowledge or truth)...we would like the artists to incorporate Athena's helmet and spear (if aesthetically pleasing and/or if coherent with the artist's concept). This is desired, but not required for us to select a design.
We thank you and look forward to your submissions!