If you know a woman who has demonstrated excellence in her profession, a commitment to the community, and has served to inspire other women as a mentor or example, we urge you to nominate her for the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce Annual ATHENA Awards, now celebrating its 26th year.
“ATHENA Award recipients exhibit creativity and initiative in their careers; provide valuable service to improve the quality of life for others; and assist other women in reaching their full leadership potential,” said Flagstaff Chamber President/CEO Julie Pastrick, who in 1989, was instrumental in establishing the ATHENA Awards in Flagstaff.
The ATHENA Award was founded nationally in 1982 by Martha Mayhood Mertz and ATHENA International, a non-profit organization that seeks to support, develop and honor women leaders. The goddess Athena was chosen as the symbol for the program to reflect the qualities the award honors – strength, courage, wisdom and enlightenment.
The 2014 ATHENA Awards also marks the eighth year that the Flagstaff Chamber recognizes an emerging female leader with the ATHENA Young Professional Award, designed to honor women under the age of 40.
Both the 2014 ATHENA and ATHENA Young Professional Awards will be presented during the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting in early February.
Obtain a nomination form for the ATHENA and ATHENA Young Professional Awards on the Chamber website, www.flagstaffchamber.com, or by calling 928-774-4505.