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.
Nominations for the 29th Annual ATHENA Awards® Are Now Open
29th Annual ATHENA Leadership Award®
The ATHENA Leadership Award® honors exceptional individuals who have achieved the highest level of professional excellence, contribute time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community, and actively assist others, particularly women, in realizing their full leadership potential.
10th Annual ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award®
The ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award honors emerging leaders who demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession, provide valuable service by contributing time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community, and serve as role models for young women personally and professionally. Nominees must be under the age of 40.
Please fill out the interest form below to be e-mailed the full nomination form. Full nomination forms MUST be submitted by Friday, January 18, 2019 at 12:00pm. If you have any questions about the nomination process, please contact Krystal Testa.
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.
Honorary Steering Committee Members
Assembly Member | New York State Assembly
SVP and Area Manager | Northwest Bank
Steering Committee Members:
Kari Root Bonaro
Director of Communications & External Affairs | Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
President | D’Youville College
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.
President & CEO Seneca | Gaming Corporation
VP, Digital Strategy & Analytics | Mower
President and CEO | Performance Management Partners
Amy Habib Rittling
Partner | Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman, LLP
Editor | Buffalo Magazine
Thank you to the sponsors of our 29th Annual ATHENA Awards Luncheon:
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Official Accounting Sponsor:
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.