ATHENA Awards

30th Annual 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. Since 1989, the Partnership 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 honored.

About the 2020 Awards

NEW FOR 2020
ATHENA
Leadership Award®

The ATHENA Leadership Award® honors an exceptional individual who has achieved the highest level of professional excellence, contributed time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community, and actively assisted others—particularly women—in realizing their full leadership potential.

ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award®

The ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award® honors an emerging leader who demonstrates excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession, and serves as a role model for young women personally and professionally.

ATHENA
Organizational Award®

The ATHENA Organizational Award® recognizes 2 organizations: One for-profit organization and one non-profit organization that supports, develops, and honors women leaders, inspiring women to achieve their full potential and creating balance in leadership throughout Buffalo Niagara.

Don’t miss your chance to nominate an exceptional organization!

 

Nominations for the Organizational Award are open through
March 4th, 2020.

 

Submit your application today!

Nominations for the ATHENA Leadership & Young Professional Leadership Awards are closed. 

Questions?

Contact Beth Potozniak bpotozniak@thepartnership.org or 716-541-1720

SAVE THE DATE

The 30th Annual ATHENA Awards® Luncheon is on Thursday, June 4, 2020.

More information to come!

ATHENA Awards® Honorary Steering Committee

 

Honorary Co-Chairs:

Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes
Majority Leader | New York State Assembly

Trina Burruss
Regional Vice President and Community Relationship Officer | Northwest Bank

Steering Committee Members:

Lorrie Clemo
President | D’Youville College

Ann M. Evanko
President & Managing Member | Hurwitz & Fine, P.C.

Mary Owusu
VP – Digital Strategy & Analytics | Mower

Danielle Ossher
Editor | Buffalo Magazine

Rhonda Frederick
President and CEO | People, Inc.

Sharon Randaccio
President and CEO | Performance Management Partners

Katie Krawczyk
CEO and Partner | 19 Ideas

2019 ATHENA Awards® Recipients

On Tuesday, June 4, in front of a crowd of more than 600 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, we celebrated the 20 finalists and announced the two recipients of the 2019 ATHENA Awards.®

The 2019 recipients were:

  • JoAnn Falletta, Music Director, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra – 2019 ATHENA Leadership Award®
  • Katie Krawczyk, Partner & CEO, 19 IDEAS – 2019 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award®

 

For a full list of previous ATHENA Award® recipients, click here.

Visit our blog to learn more about each of the 2019 finalists.

 

See the Buffalo News Smiles Gallery

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