ATHENA AWARD

2017 ATHENA LEADERSHIP AWARD
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Erin's Pavilion, Springfield, IL

Registration closes July 21!

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Athena Invitation
5:30 p.m. Doors Open & Check-In
6:00 p.m. Cocktails
6:30 p.m. Dinner & Awards Presentation
$40 per person

The ATHENA Leadership Award is presented to an individual who is honored for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills. This year's nominees include: 
Emily Becker of Sangamo Club
Misty Buscher, City of Springfield Treasurer
Julie Henderson of McGraw Enterprises
Margaret Ann Jessup of Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church
Rasha Said of Sensible Innovations
Barb Stamer, Mayor of Auburn
Jamie Stout of Lincoln Land Community College
Kelly Thompson of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois
Annette Schott of HSHS St. John's Hospital
Valera Yazel of Making Waves


THE ATHENA LEADERSHIP AWARD® PROGRAM
SUPPORTING, HONORING AND DEVELOPING WOMEN LEADERS

The ATHENA Leadership Award® was inspired by the goddess of Greek mythology known for her strength, courage, wisdom and enlightenment -- qualities embodied in the ATHENA Leadership Model®. The Award is unique in both scope (local, national and international) and the ATHENA mission upon which it is based. The ATHENA Leadership Award® is presented to a woman or man who is honored for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills. Since the program’s inception in 1982, more than 7,000 exemplary leaders in over 500 communities have received the prestigious ATHENA Award in the United States, Bermuda, Canada, China, Greece, India, Russia, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. By honoring exceptional leaders, the ATHENA Leadership Award® Program seeks to inspire others to achieve excellence in their professional and personal lives.

THE ATHENA LEADERSHIP AWARD® CRITERIA

ATHENA Leadership Award® Recipients are individuals who: 
  • Have achieved the highest level of professional excellence.
  • Contribute time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community.
  • Actively assist others, particularly women, in realizing their full leadership potential.
Questions?  Please contact athena@iwil.biz
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Past ATHENA Leadership Award®  Recipients 
2016 - Sheila Feipel
2015 - Grace Luttrell Nanavati 
2014 - Dr. Linda Jones & Kim Leistner (tie)
2013 - Gail Lorenzini 
2012 - Darlene Weaver 
2011 - Sarah Mackey 
2010 - Deb Shultz 
2009 - Evelyn Brandt Thomas 
2008 - Lisa Pierce 
2007 - Linda Dillon 
2006 - Alison Novak 
2005 - Amy Hagen 
2004 - Cindy Davis 
2003 - Judith Teller 
2002 - Sue Myerscough 
2001 - Linda Waldron 
2000 - L. Gay Davidson 
1999 - Desiree Logsdon
IWIL IS THE PROUD PRESENTING SPONSOR OF THE SPRINGFIELD AREA ATHENA LEADERSHIP AWARD®
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Click the video above to watch Ashley Judd at the Athena International Conference share her tips for acting courageously.