In an effort to keep our members healthy and safe, we have rescheduled the 30th Annual ATHENA Awards to April 28, 2021. Stay tuned for more details.
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 Award Categories
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.
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.
ATHENA Awards® Honorary Steering Committee
Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes
Majority Leader | New York State Assembly
Regional Vice President and Community Relationship Officer | Northwest Bank
Steering Committee Members:
President | D’Youville College
Ann M. Evanko
President & Managing Member | Hurwitz & Fine, P.C.
VP – Digital Strategy & Analytics | Mower
Editor | Buffalo Magazine
President and CEO | People, Inc.
President and CEO | Performance Management Partners
CEO and Partner | 19 Ideas
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.