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, Unite Arab Emirates and United Kingdom. By honoring exceptional leaders, the ATHENA Leadership Award Program seeks to inspire others to achieve excellence in their professional and personal lives.
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.
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
Nominee must be a member of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce or is affiliated with an organization that is a member of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce
Only one nominee per organization will be considered