ATHENA International News
ATHENA International™ Presents ABA President Laurel Bellows and Olympic Gold Medalist Micki King with Global ATHENA Award, and 2012 National ATHENA Leadership Award to Heather Paquette at International Women’s Leadership Summit
CHICAGO – October 10, 2012 – ATHENA International™
bestowed its highest honor – the Global ATHENA Award – to American Bar
Association President Laurel Bellows, and Olympic Gold Medalist Micki King at
the 30th Anniversary Celebration Gala on Monday, October 15. Heather
Paquette, Managing Partner of KPMG LLP, received the 2012 National ATHENA
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ATHENA International Elects New Officers and Board Members for 2012/2013
CHICAGO, IL– AUGUST 20, 2012 –ATHENA International™, an organization that honors, supports and develops women leaders, has announced the election of new officers and board members.
Founded in 1982, ATHENA International’s mission is supporting, developing and honoring women leaders, inspiring women to achieve their full potential, and creating balance in leadership worldwide. ATHENA International fulfills its mission through various programs, including the ATHENA Leadership Award, ATHENA PowerLink®, ATHENA International Women’s Leadership Day, and ATHENA Forums in over 500 communities in eight countries, as well as through its annual International Leadership Summit.
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ATHENA International Elects New Officers and Board Members for 2011/2012
CHICAGO, IL – AUGUST 1, 2011 – ATHENA International, the Chicago-based organization known for building women leaders and recognizing leadership initiatives among women, recently elected officers and board members for the 2011/2012 term.
• Chair - Heather Paquette, Partner KPMG LLP, Chicago, IL
• Chair Elect – Debra Adams Simmons, Editor, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH
• First Vice Chair – Deirdre Joy Smith, Founder & President, POWER: Opening Doors for Women, Chicago, IL
• Secretary – Kathryn Lima, President, Faro Enterprises, Sharon, PA
• Treasurer – Carla Carstens, President, Carstens Associates, Chicago, IL
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ATHENA International Hosts 17th Annual International Womens Leadership Summit
CHICAGO, IL – April 6, 2011 – “Advancing Women’s Leadership: Leading with Impact” is the theme of ATHENA International’s 17th annual International Leadership Summit, which will be held May 2nd & 3rd at the Mid-America Club in Chicago. The annual event attracts hundreds of women leaders from all over the world. A highlight of the summit is the presentation of the Global ATHENA Awards to exemplary leaders and organizations whose body of work has positive national and/or global impact for women and girls. Read more here.
Dr. Mulu Muleta Receives 2010 Global ATHENA Leadership Award
CHICAGO, IL – April 16, 2010 –ATHENA International awarded Dr. Mulu Muleta, Senior Medical Advisor to Women and Health Alliance International, Ethiopia, the 2010 Global ATHENA Leadership Award at the 16th annual ATHENA Women’s Leadership Summit on April 5 in Chicago.
“It is such an honor to recognize Dr. Muleta as the 2010 Global ATHENA Leadership Award recipient,” stated Dianne Dinkel, President & CEO of ATHENA International. “We were inspired by her story and the stories of the thousands of fistula patients that she has helped.” Read more about Dr. Muleta receiving the 2010 Global ATHENA Leadership Award here.
Heather C. Paquette of KPMG LLP has been named Board Chair for ATHENA International
CHICAGO, IL - April 14, 2010 - Paquette is a partner in the Advisory Services practice of KPMG in Chicago, where she serves as the Midwestleader for external audit information technology. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing audit, tax and advisory services.
Paquette has served on the ATHENA International Board for almost six years and has focused on creating a community of women both within and outside of KPMG She has spearheaded the national roll-out of the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award and ATHENA Leadership Forums to KPMG priority offices.
Women Leaders from All Over the World to Convene for ATHENA International’s 16th Annual International Women’s Leadership Summit April 5 – 6 in Chicago
CHICAGO, IL – March 22, 2010 – “Advancing Women’s Leadership: Leading Authentically” is the theme of ATHENA International’s 16th annual International Leadership Summit, which will be held April 5th and 6th at the Renaissance Hotel in Chicago. The annual event attracts women leaders from all over the world. Read more about the 16th Annual International Leadership Summit.
ATHENA International™ Creates New Award to Recognize Organizational Leadership
CHICAGO, IL – November 16, 2009 – ATHENA International™, the world’s premiere organization devoted to supporting, developing and honoring women leaders, inspiring women to achieve their full potential, and creating balance in leadership worldwide, has created the ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award. The award offers a means to recognize those businesses and organizations that support, develop, and honor women leaders. The first ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award was presented to the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, at the ATHENA Leadership Award luncheon in Chicago on November 4th. Read more about the ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award.
ATHENA International Women's Leadership Day Debuts
AKRON, OH - October 24, 2009 -- Women's Network, a regional networking organization comprised of women throughout Northeast Ohio, will be hosting the Inaugural ATHENA International™ Women’s Leadership Day Lunch. The event will connect established and emerging women leaders on November 10, 2009 at the Fairlawn Country Club in Akron. Read more about the first Women's Leadership Day.
ATHENA International Launches Speakers Bureau
Speakers Bureau Focuses on Women and Leadership Topics
CHICAGO, IL - July 21, 2009 -- The ATHENA International Speakers Bureau introduces a speakers bureau to provide presentations on a variety of leadership and women’s topics by offering dynamic, professional speakers for events, conferences, and trade shows. ATHENA International is an organization recognized worldwide as supporting, developing and honoring women in leadership. More about the Speakers Bureau.
Book Released: Becoming ATHENA: Eight Principles of Enlightened Leadership
February 9, 2009 - A new book, available in March 2009, written by the founder of ATHENA International: Martha Mayhood Mertz, celebrates outstanding leaders and the principles they represent. More about Becoming ATHENA.
ATHENA International Names Dianne Dinkel as President/CEO
CHICAGO, IL – December 22, 2008 - ATHENA International, an organization recognized worldwide as supporting, developing and honoring women in leadership, recently named Dianne Dinkel as President/CEO. More about Dianne Dinkel as President/CEO.
ATHENA International 2009 Leadership Summit Brings Together Leading Women's Organizations and Individual Women Leaders
CHICAGO, IL – September 3, 2008 - ATHENA International, an organization recognized worldwide as supporting, honoring and developing women in leadership, announces the inaugural collaborative Leadership Summit designed to collectively develop and enhance leadership strategies for women in the 21st century. More about the 2009 Leadership Summit.