Congratulations to the 2023 Finalists and Recipients of the
32nd Annual ATHENA Awards®
Since 1989, the BNP has been honored to produce the annual ATHENA Awards® Luncheon, at which finalists for the ATHENA Leadership Award®, the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award®, and the ATHENA Organizational Award® are celebrated. Recipients of each award are selected by secret ballot and announced LIVE at the event.
Our 2023 ATHENA Award® Recipients:
ATHENA Leadership Award®
Dr. Allison Brashear
Vice President for Health Sciences & Dean | Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
ATHENA Young Professional
Leadership Award® Recipient:
Executive Director | West Side Community Services
Interested in Honoring an Individual or Organization with a Nomination for the 2024 ATHENA Awards?
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership invites you to get to know the 20 amazing women leaders and 10 incredible organizations that support women in leadership who were finalists in BNP's 2023 ATHENA Awards®.
About the ATHENA Awards®
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is the area representative for ATHENA International, a nonprofit that seeks to support, develop, and honor women leaders. The ATHENA Awards® are celebrated around the world in more than 500 communities and 8 countries.
The Annual Luncheon brings the individual and organizational finalists together with the community for networking and a celebratory Awards presentation!
ATHENA Awards® Executive Committee
President/CEO | United Way
President | D’Youville University
Director, Innovation Community |
Adjunct Professor, Business & Entrepreneurship at Daemen University
President and CEO | People, Inc.
SVP & Chief Marketing Officer | Seneca Resorts & Casinos
Social Impact & Community Engagement Specialist | Rich Products Corporation
Creative Director | Buffalo Magazine
CEO & Head of Digital | SprintMarketer.com
Creative Services Manager | Independent Health
Distribution Coordinator | New Era Cap Company
President/CEO | BestSelf Behavioral Health
Partner | Hodgson Russ LLP