Global and National ATHENA Leadership Awards


In 1994, the ATHENA International Board of Directors established the Global ATHENA Leadership Award to be presented annually at the ATHENA International Leadership Summit and to honor women whose body of work has had a national or global impact. 

In 2012, ATHENA International partnered with local ATHENA Award Program communities to honor Global and National ATHENA Leadership Award recipients at their celebrations, beginning with former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Phoenix, Arizona (National Recipient) and former University of Tennessee women's basketball Head Coach Pat Summit in Nashville, Tennessee (Global Recipient). 

Global and National Leadership Award Recipients are chosen based on the following criteria:

  • The individual has achieved the highest degree of professional excellence
  • The individual has assisted women in reaching their potential
  • The Individual's body of work has had a national or global impact

Recipients are selected based on their level of national or global influence and leadership.

In 2007, the inaugural Global ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award was presented to an emerging business woman who: demonstrates excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession; provides valuable service by contributing time and energy to improve the quality of life for others on a global or national level; and clearly serves as a role model for young women personally and professionally.

In 2010, the inaugural Global ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award was presented to an organization based on the following criteria: the business or organization creates a culture that encourages women employees to achieve their full leadership potential; gives back to the larger community of women and girls by providing and/or supporting leadership development opportunities and initiatives; and supports and develops women's leadership initiatives on a global scale.

 


CRITERIA and NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS

THE CRITERIA

 

Global and National Leadership Award Recipients are chosen based on the following criteria:

· The individual has achieved the highest degree of professional excellence.

· The individual has assisted women in reaching their potential.

· The Individual's body of work has had a national or global impact.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

· ATHENA Leadership Award Nominees may represent either the profit or not-for-profit sector.

· Previous ATHENA Leadership Award Recipients are not eligible for nomination, however past nominees may be nominated again.

· There is no minimum or maximum age qualification that must be met by ATHENA Leadership Award Nominees.

 

COMPLETING THE FORM

 

· You are encouraged to work closely with your nominee to complete their nomination.

· Nominations for the ATHENA Leadership Award must be submitted using this nomination form and format.

· You may include supporting documents (articles, testimonials, etc) with your completed nomination form.

To request a form for the Global or National ATHENA Leadership Award, please email eharris@athenainternational.org

 

Click here to view the Global ATHENA Leadership Award Recipients!

Click here to view the National ATHENA Leadership Award Recipients!