The Partnership has been honored to produce the ATHENA Awards® Luncheon since 1989. The award is celebrated around the world in more than 500 communities and 8 countries and is awarded to individuals who have achieved professional and personal success, given back to their communities and supported women professionals in the region.
Congratulations to the 2018 ATHENA Awards® Finalists!
Thank you to the 600+ attendees who joined us on Tuesday, June 5th as we honored and celebrated this year’s 14 incredible finalists.
Know someone who should be nominated for next year’s award? Contact Krystal Testa to be added to our mailing list so you know when nominations open this fall.
2018 ATHENA Leadership Award® Finalists:
2018 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award® Finalists:
Honorary Steering Committee Members
Assembly Member | New York State Assembly
Regional Vice President & Community Relationship Office | Northwest Bank
Steering Committee Members:
Director of Education | United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
Director of Racial Equity Initiatives | Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
Kari Root Bonaro
Director of Communications & External Affairs | Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
Donna L. DeCarolis
Vice President of Business Development | National Fuel Gas Company
President and Managing Member | Hurwitz & Fine, P.C.
President and CEO | People, Inc.
Vice President, Marketing and Public Relations | Buffalo News
President and COO | SoPark Corporation
President and CEO | Performance Management Partners
Amy Habib Rittling
Partner | Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman, LLP
President | Impacto Consulting
Thank you to the sponsors of our 28th Annual ATHENA Awards Luncheon:
Official Media Sponsor:
Official Staffing Agency:
Official Accounting Sponsor:
- Hurwitz & Fine, P.C.
- Univera Healthcare
- Buffalo Manufacturing Works
- United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
- Hodgson Russ LLP
- Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
- Francisco Vasquez
- 19 Ideas
- Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Say Yes to Education
- Bond, Schoeneck, & King
- The Martin Group
- People Inc.
- Leadership Buffalo
- Bonadio Group
- Seneca Gaming Corporation
- Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
- Freed Maxick CPAs
- AAA Western and Central New York
- Walsh Duffield Companies, Inc.
- VOICE Buffalo
- Singleton Construction
- Friendship of Crystal Peoples Stokes
- Power Drives
- The John R. Oishei Foundation
- Delaware North
- Leadership Buffalo Class of 2014
- Kaleida Health
- Spectrum Reach
- Amy Habib-Rittling
- Mary Owusu
2018 ATHENA Awards® Recipients
On Tuesday, June 5th, in front of a crowd of 600+ at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, we celebrated the 14 finalists and announced the two recipients of the 2018 ATHENA Awards®.
The 2018 recipients are:
- Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul - 2018 ATHENA Leadership Award®
- Mary Owusu - 2018 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award®
For a full list of all previous ATHENA Awards® recipients, click here.
Save The Date:
29th ATHENA Awards® Luncheon will be on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the Buffalo Convention Center. Stay tuned for more details to be announced!
Have questions about the ATHENA Awards®? Contact Krystal Testa at 716-541-1720.