|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. Click here for more information on hosting an ATHENA® Award in your community.
|The ATHENA® Leadership Model, developed through a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, identifies eight distinct attributes that are reflective of women’s contributions to leadership.
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Membership helps ATHENA® fulfill its mission and bring us closer to our
shared vision of a balance in the faces of leadership worldwide. Click
to learn more about becoming a member of ATHENA® International.
ATHENA International Selects
New President and Executive Director,
Andrea Stevenson Conner.
a non-profit organization, that seeks to support, develop and honor women
leaders, is pleased to announce their new president and executive director, Andrea Stevenson Conner. Conner brings
over a decade of nonprofit experience to the organization through her extensive
work to achieve gender equality and social responsibility from the sandbox to
the boardroom. Read more >
IGNITE YOUR PASSION.
Celebrate the 35th anniversary of ATHENA
International and join us for three days of world-class inspiration,
motivation and business networking at Ignite8.
IGNITE YOUR LIFE.
For more information on the Ignite8 Conference click on the logo below
September 25–27, 2016
Lansing, Michigan, USA, where ATHENA was founded.
ATHENA® International™ Elects New Board Members/Officers
CHICAGO, IL – May 4, 2016 –ATHENA® International,
the Chicago-based not-for-profit organization that honors, supports and develops
women leaders nationally and internationally, has elected new officers for 2016-2017
and added five new members to its board of directors.
Elected to lead
ATHENA® International for 2016/2017 are:
Andrea Stevenson Conner was hired as Interim Executive Director.
- Chair – Judith Lancaster; Attorney and Owner,
Judith E. Barnes Lancaster; Canton, OH
- Vice Chair – Janine Janosky, PhD; Dean, College of Education, Health and Human Services, University of Michigan; Dearborn, MI.
- Vice Chair – Mary MacLaren; Retired Executive Director, The Executives’
Club of Chicago; Chicago, IL
- Secretary – Tiffany Hughes; Senior Associate
Director of Executive Development Center, University of Central Florida;
- Treasurer – Cathleen Harris; former VP Global Internal Audit and VP Corporate
Strategy, General Mills; Naples, FL
The new board members are:
Lally Eberhart; Retired Executive Director of Advancement, the Stark State
College Foundation; North Canton, Ohio
Harris; former VP Global Internal Audit and VP Corporate Strategy, General
Mills; Naples, FL
- Debbie Peterson; Founder, Getting to Clarify;
Cape Coral, FL
- Ann Playter; retired General Motors Executive;
Ft. Wayne, Indiana
- Dr. Kristine Quade, Jd, EdD, MSOD; Management
Consultant; Mesa, AZ
- William C. Shivers;
President of Huntington Bank’s Greater Akron/Canton and Mahoning Valley
Regions; Canton, OH
- Brittany Grimes Zaehringer; Human Resource
Director, Brown County, WI; Green Bay, WI
2016 ATHENA® AWARD PROGRAM LICENSE RENEWALS
We thank you for
hosting the ATHENA® Award Program and illuminating the exemplary leadership of
ATHENA® Nominees and Recipients in your community. Since the program’s inception
in 1982, nearly 7,000 exemplary leaders in over 500 communities have received the
prestigious ATHENA® Leadership Award. By honoring exceptional leaders, the
ATHENA® Leadership Award Program seeks to inspire others to achieve excellence
in their professional and personal lives. Click here to renew your ATHENA® Award Program today!
|"What is honored in a country will be cultivated there" - Plato
Founded in 1982 by Martha Mayhood Mertz, ATHENA® International is a non-profit organization that seeks to support, develop and honor women leaders through programs that we administer in partnership with ‘host organizations’ from local communities.These programs inspire women to reach their full potential and strive to create balance in leadership worldwide.
|ATHENA® Founding Lifetime Members
Debra Adams Simmons
James F Anderton IV
Jane Blain Gilbertson
Dr. Katherine Y Brown
Jan Davies McDermott
Lee Anne Doyle
Mary Ann Jones, Ph.D.
Mary Katherine Krause
Karalin G. (Alsdurf) McKain
Barbara Moore King
Colleen Moore Mezler
Mari Kay Scott
Billye Proctor Shaw
Deirdre Joy Smith
Crystal Swann Blackdeer
Paulette Synegal Law
Gladys Wright Knox
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