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What does it mean to be an Athena?

For the past 25 years, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership has honored the valuable contributions made by area individuals to advance the status of women in the Buffalo Niagara region.

The ATHENA Leadership Award®, and the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award® are given to individuals who have achieved professional success, contribute time and energy to making the region a better place, and actively assist others – particularly women – in reaching their potential.

Power UP: Cherylyn Harley LeBon inspires

Cherylyn Harley LeBon inspired a room filled with young and established professionals on the afternoon of June 5 at our Power UP event.

Guests listened intently as Harley LeBon discussed ways to embrace the judgment that women face in the workplace, and offered suggestions for setting your agenda.

5 reasons to attend: Annual Report to Members

As the end of our fiscal year approaches, our President & CEO, Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, is excited to reflect on the work that we and our member companies have accomplished over the past year and look ahead to what’s next for the region.

It’s been a great year in Buffalo, with progress being made in nearly every part of the city.

5 reasons to attend HobNob 2015

With the arrival of spring comes the arrival of event season here at the Partnership.

One of our biggest and most anticipated events of the year, HobNob, is just around the corner and we have been hard at work to make this year’s event different from previous years.

Cherylyn Harley LeBon prepares for Power UP

Our Power UP series is an opportunity to discuss issues that are important to women in the workplace.

Panel discussion during the 2014 Power UP event

We hosted our first of two annual Power UP events back in February, and it was well received. Attendees had the chance to move to different tables to discuss topics including leadership, time management, supporting each other and more.