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ATHENA Awards Nominations Due Friday


Proposals are due Friday for the 38th annual Ontario County ATHENA Leadership Awards.

Each year, the Ontario County Chamber of Commerce presents the Women’s Leadership Award and Young Professional Leadership Award. According to the Chamber, nominees are exemplary leaders who have achieved excellence in their business or profession, served the community in a meaningful way, and actively assisted women to achieve their full leadership potential.

ATHENA International is a women’s leadership organization that supports, develops, and honors women leaders through a variety of programs. First hosted in Canandaigua in 1985, the Ontario County ATHENA Women’s Leadership Awards program has conferred thirty-nine ATHENA Leadership Awards, and twelve Young Professional Leadership Awards, and honored hundreds of nominees for their efforts.

The criteria include:

  • Demonstrates excellence, creativity, and initiative in their profession
  • Provides valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in their community outside of their profession
  • Actively assists women in achieving their full leadership potential

The nominating form can be found here.

This year’s nominees will be introduced at a dinner at Hotel Canandaigua on November 8th. Recipients of the 2023 awards will be announced at the event.

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