ATHENA AWARD

2020 ATHENA LEADERSHIP AWARD
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Erin's Pavilion, Springfield, IL

Nominations now open

 ATHENA LEADERSHIP AWARD
NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS

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.

Over 7,000 Recipients have been honored with the ATHENA Leadership Award since the program’s inception in 1982. 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.

THE CRITERIA

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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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.

  • The nominees should possess a large/ comprehensive body of work

  • Nominees must be able to attend the ATHENA Leadership Award Dinner on July 16, 2020, as well as consent being interviewed and filmed for the video used at the Award Dinner

COMPLETING THE FORM

  • You can start the form and then save and return to it later.

  • You are encouraged to work closely with your nominee to complete their nomination.

  • Nominations for the ATHENA Leadership Award must be submitted using this nomination form and format.

  • You may include supporting documents (articles, testimonials, etc.) with your completed nomination form.

  • Deadline for submission: March 2, 2020.

THE PROCESS

A Selection Committee, made up of a diverse group of community leaders, will review all nominations and select the ATHENA Leadership Award Recipient. The Recipient will be announced at the ATHENA Leadership Award Dinner, July 16, 2020 at Erin’s Pavilion.

QUESTIONS

Contact: Heather Burton via email at [email protected]


Congratulations to all our the 2019 nominees and to our 

2019 ATHENA Leadership Award recipient Dr. Tanya DeSanto!

    


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. 

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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.
  • Reside in Sangamon or surrounding counties.
Questions?  Please contact [email protected]

Thank you to our sponsors!

Athena Sponsors 2019

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Sponsorships

Past ATHENA Leadership Award®  Recipients
2019 - Dr. Tanya DeSanto
2018 - Karen Hasara
2017 - Margaret Ann Jessup
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®

*IWIL is unable to provide refunds. If you cannot attend an event for which you’ve registered, we encourage you to send someone in your place. Simply have your guest indicate at the check-in table that s/he is your substitute. We appreciate your understanding!

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