The ATHENA Leadership Award celebrates exemplary leadership and is reflective of a quote by Plato: "What is honored in a country will be cultirated there. Over 7,000 Recipients have been honored with the ATHENA Leadership Award since the program's inception in 1982." Presented to leaders across professional sectors, the ATHENA Leadership Award's rich history, international scope, and focus on mentorship distinguish it as one of the most prestigious leadership awards one can receive.
ATHENA Leadership Award Nominees must meet each of the following three criteria: Demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession, provide valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in their community, and actively assist women in achieving 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 ATHENAI Leadership Award Nominees.
Nominations for the ATHENA Leadership Award must be submitted using this nomination form and format. You may include supporting documents (articles, testimonials, etc) with your completed nomination form. The deadline for this form is April 1, 2023.
A Selection Committee, made up of a diverse group of community leaders, will review all nominations and select the ATHENA Leadership Award Recipient. The recipient will be announced at the Leadership Luncheon on May 23, 2023.
Mary Thomson c/o Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce
200 E Court Street, Suite 503
Kankakee, IL. 60901