ATHENA Awards Celebration

ATHENA Awards Nominations are now open

Do you know someone who should be recognized as a remarkable leader, fostering avenues of opportunities and professional growth for others?

The top ten finalists for both the ATHENA Leadership Award and Young ATHENA Leadership Award will be recognized at the ATHENA Awards Celebration.

Sound like someone you know? Nominate them today!
Nomination deadline is June 30th.

ATHENA Awards Nominations

Did you know …
the Chamber has awarded more than $64,000 to help deserving women over the age of 30 complete a college degree in the Grand Rapids area? ATHENA Scholarship applications are now available!

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In ATHENA, we’ve found meaningful connections in a professional network. ATHENA makes our community stronger, by elevating women’s leadership, building a sense of belonging, and providing a space for each other. This is why we celebrate.

The annual ATHENA Awards Celebration is an opportunity for the community to recognize accomplished leaders, build women up through scholarships, and celebrate women in leadership.

Save the date

Thursday, September 14
11:00 — 1:30 p.m.
JW Marriott Hotel – International Ballroom – 235 Louis St. NW

$70 for members, $80 for future members and late registration starting Thursday, September 7, 2017; $800 per corporate table of 10 guests
*$10 from each registration fee will go directly to the ATHENA Scholarship Fund

Save your seat!

The ATHENA Awards Program and ATHENA Young Professional Award are founded on the ATHENA Leadership Model® from ATHENA International, which identifies eight distinct attributes, called the ATHENA Tenets, that are reflective of women’s contributions to leadership: Authentic Self, Relationships, Giving Back, Collaboration, Courageous Acts, Learning, Fierce Advocacy, Celebration and Joy.

Looking back: Many attended the 27th ATHENA Awards Celebration in 2016 for a luncheon steeped in the ATHENA tenets—from Celebration & Joy to Learning, from Authentic Self to Fierce Advocacy. The event included two award presentations and the granting of $4,250 total scholarships to five women over 30 pursuing degrees. Read a 2016 recap with event photos here.

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