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22nd Annual ATHENA Award Celebration!

Ticketing for the 2016 ATHENA Award Celebration is now closed. 

We look forward to seeing you next year!

The ATHENA Award honors any individual who strives toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, who excel in their field, devote time and energy to their community in a meaningful way and forge paths of leadership for women to follow.

This year's keynote speaker is a dynamic leader from Chicago, Illinois. Dori Wilson, Owner of Dori Wilson & Associates, exemplifies the ATHENA Leadership Model and has proven her work ethic both inside and outside of the office. She has led and represented many markets of clients, including Oprah Winfrey, Anthony Quinn Foundation and many more. She has served on boards with Harris Theatre, Lawson House YMCA, International Film Festival, Chicago Public Library and Columbia College to mention a few.


We congratulate all of our past ATHENA Award Recipients

  • 2015 Connie Deneweth
  • 2014 Roberta Teahen
  • 2013 Cathie Martin
  • 2012 Ranae McCauley
  • 2011 Kathleen Guy
  • 2010 Sue Peters
  • 2009 Denise Busley
  • 2008 Marcia Bellinger
  • 2007 Louise Hagerty
  • 2006 Barb Benson
  • 2005 Trish Fiebing
  • 2004 Jan Warren
  • 2003 Janet Bassett
  • 2002 Suzanne Voltz
  • 2001 Karen Strom
  • 2000 Chris MacInnes
  • 1999 Elaine Wood
  • 1998 Marsha Smith
  • 1997 Jayne Mohr
  • 1996 Susan Bondy
  • 1995 Mary Lee Lord


Thank you to our Sponsors!