The International ATHENA® Award Program recognizes an individual for business and professional accomplishments, for community service and especially for mentoring others and acting as a role model to encourage women to achieve their leadership potential.
Presented to leaders across professional sectors, the ATHENA Leadership Award's rich history, international scope and focus on mentorship distinguish it as one of the most prestigious leadership awards one can receive.
Your participation in this award program sends a clear message that your organization invests in your community and its growth by identifying and honoring its leaders. The caliber of ATHENA Leadership Award nominees and recipients often draws media coverage. Your participation associates you with exemplary leaders and is a vehicle to cultivating important relationships both personally and professionally. Honor your community's leaders.
ATHENA Leadership Award Nominees must meet each of the following three criteria:
Demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession
Provide valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in their community
Actively assist women in achieving their full leadership potential
ATHENA Leadership Award Nominees may represent either the profit or not-for-profit sector.
Previous ATHENA Leadership Award Recipients are not eligible for nomination, however past nominees may be nominated again.
There is no minimum or maximum age qualification that must be met by ATHENA Leadership Award Nominees.
ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award nominees must be ages 24-40
The ATHENA recipients will be announced at the MRCC ATHENA Awards Virtual Event on November 5, 2021.
2021 Honorary Chair: Ivy Jacot of Veitengruber Law, Wall, NJ