The Global ATHENA® Leadership Award Recipients

Supporting, Honoring and Developing Women Leaders

2015

 
Marlo Thomas
Award-winning actress, author, social activist
 

2014

 
Mary Sue Coleman
President, University of Michigan

2013

 
Billie Jean King
Former World No. 1 Professional Tennis Player
 
 
Condoleezza Rice
Former US Secretary of State

2012

 
 Women's Basketball Head Coach Emeritus at the University of TN                        
 
 
Laurel G. Bellows
Principal, The Bellows Law Group, P.C.
 
 
Micki King
1972 Diving Springboard Diving Olympic Gold Medalist
Retired US Air Force Colonal

2011

 
Maureen Kempston Darkes
President, GM Latin America, Africa and Middle East
 

ATHENA Lifetime Achievement Award

 
Frances Hesselbein
President and CEO, Leader to Leader Institute & 2001 Global ATHENA Leadership Award Recipient

2010

 
Doris Christopher
Founder, The Pampered Chef
 
 
Dr. Mulu Muleta
Senior Medical Advisor, Women and Health Alliance International
 

2009

 
Marie C. Wilson
Founder, The White House Project

2007

 
Shinae Chun
Director of the Women's Bureau
 
 
Martha Mertz
Founder ATHENA International

2006

 
Sarah Weddington
Attorney Roe v. Wade
 
 
Her Excellency Dr. Inonge Mbikusita-Lewanika
Ambassador of the Republic of Zambia to the U.S.

2005

 
Sally Armstrong
Human rights activist, documentary filmmaker and Editor-at-large of Chatelaine magazine
 
 
Kay Koplovitz
Founder of USA Networks and the first woman network president in television history

2004

 
Marilyn Carlson Nelson
Chairwoman and CEO, Carlson Companies, Inc.
 
 
Lynn Myers
General Manager, Pontiac-GMC Division, General Motors

2003

 
Charlotte Beers
Former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
 
   
Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak
Former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs

2002

 
Lynn Martin
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor
 
   
Guo Junqin
Chinese businesswoman and philanthropist

2001

 
Frances Hesselbein
Editor-in-Chief of Leader to Leader Presidential Medal of Freedom winner

2000

 
Patricia Schroeder
Former 12-term U.S. Congresswoman

1999

 
Laura Liswood
Founder, Council of Women World Leaders

1998

 
Sherian Grace Cadoria
Brigadier General USA (Ret.)

1997

 
Muriel Siebert
President, Muriel Siebert & Company, Inc.

1996

 
Nancy Woodhull
Executive Director, Freedom Forum Media Studies Center previous Co-founding Editor of USA Today

1995

 
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Associate Justice U.S. Supreme Court

1994

 
Nina Totenburg
Legal Affairs Correspondent for NPR
 
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