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
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.
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.
Contact Beth Potozniak firstname.lastname@example.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
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.