2017 ATHENA Awards Luncheon

2017 ATHENA Awards Luncheon

The Athena Awards Luncheon is the region’s largest event recognizing the professional accomplishments of exceptional individuals dedicated to the advancement of women. 

Registration is now sold out and closed. 

  Thursday, March 30, 2017
  11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
  153 Franklin St.
  Buffalo, NY 14202
   $75 per ticket

   $550 for a table of 8 (company table signage included)


NEW – Networking Portion
Mix & mingle with the amazing finalists and the 
outstanding members of the honorary steering committee as we honor the incredible accomplishments that the group has made to the region.

Luncheon: Hear firsthand from the 10 finalists during a panel session and witness live as the award recipients are unveiled!

NEW – BNspired Award – The Buffalo News will be presenting the first ever BNSpired Award to Say Yes to Education student, Danielle Burruss, a junior Public Communications Major at Buffalo State College.

2017 ATHENA Young Professional Award Finalists:
Melodie Baker, Director of Education, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
Sarah Cotter, Vice President, Clinical Transformation & Operations, Catholic Medical Partners
Christina Pearl, Director of Corporate Communications, Horizon Health Services
Nicole Savage, President/CEO, Nature’s Way Environmental
Tayrin Tapia, Founder/CEO, Dear Tayrin, Inc.

2017 ATHENA Leadership Award Finalists:
Anne Constantino, President/CEO, Horizon Corporations
Katherine Conway-Turner, Ph.D., President, Buffalo State College
Ellen Grant, Ph.D., LCSW-R, Senior Vice President of Chapter Programming, Say Yes to Education
Yvonne Minor-Ragan, Ph.D., President/CEO, YMRagan Consuting, LLC
Norma Nowak, Ph.D., Executive Director, UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences

Presenting Sponsor


Media Sponsor

Event Sponsor   Event Sponsor
                      Pre-Luncheon Networking Sponsor              Official Accounting Firm Sponsor
Supporting Sponsors

Heather Bellini Photography, LLC

Catholic Medical Partners


Inky Fingers Printing

Morgan Stanley

National Fuel Gas Company

Seneca Resorts & Casinos


Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours prior to the event.

Attendee List