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32nd Annual ATHENA Awards Celebration

Wednesday, September 29th | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

32nd Annual ATHENA Awards Celebration

32nd Annual ATHENA Awards Celebration

Every year at the ATHENA Awards Celebration, we gather to CELEBRATE those who embody, encourage and promote the inclusion of women. The ATHENA Leadership Award is presented to an outstanding leader who is honored for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills. More than thirty amazing individuals have received the prestigious ATHENA Award in Grand Rapids.

Both the ATHENA Leadership Award and ATHENA Young Professional Award are founded on the ATHENA Leadership Model® from ATHENA International. This model identifies eight distinct attributes that are reflective of women’s contributions to leadership: Authentic Self, Relationships, Giving Back, Collaboration, Courageous Acts, Learning, Fierce Advocacy, Celebration and Joy. We also introduced the ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award in 2019, which recognizes businesses and organizations that support, develop and honor women leaders.

Wednesday, September 29
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
JW Marriott Grand Rapids: International Ballroom
Members: $80 / Non-Members: $110



Each year, the Grand Rapids Chamber ATHENA Eileen DeVries Scholarship is given to women over 30 years of age who are pursuing their higher education goals.
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Event Sponsors

Premier Sponsor

West Michigan CEO Summit 31


Program Underwriters

West Michigan CEO Summit 33    132nd Annual Meeting 27    OutPro 14


Lead Supporters

ATHENA Leadership Forum: Imposter Syndrome & Confidence in the Workplace 3    Diversity & Talent Series: Preparing the Next Workforce Generation Through the Lens of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 3     132nd Annual Meeting 28    ATHENA Leadership Forum 37

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Print Sponsor

ATHENA Leadership Forum 35


Technology Sponsor

Diversity & Talent Series 1


Chamber Champions

OutPro 13     ATHENA Leadership Forum 41     West Michigan CEO Summit 30    2021 Health Care Summit