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.
Nominations close on January 31st, 2020.
Submit your application today!
Don’t miss your chance to nominate an exceptional individual or organization.
Pre Nomination Form
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
SVP, District Manager | Northwest Bank
Steering Committee Members:
Ann M. Brooker
Specialty Product Manager | The Buffalo News
President | D’Youville College
Donna L. DeCarolis
President | National Fuel Gas Company
President and CEO | People, Inc.
Regional Vice President and Community Relationship Officer | Northwest Bank
VP, Digital Strategy & Analytics | Mower
President and CEO | Performance Management Partners
CEO and Partner | 19 Ideas
CEO | Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc.
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.