Women in leadership are critical to the success of our community and as always, ATHENA Erie is committed to recognizing both our emerging and existing leaders. We are proud to celebrate their successes at the 2021 ATHENA Awards Celebration on Wednesday, October 13 at 11:30 a.m. Please stay connected to our website and social media accounts for more details in the coming weeks.
ATHENA Awards Celebration - Oct. 13th at 11:30am
The ATHENA Awards Celebration is held every other year opposite the ATHENA Women's Leadership Luncheon. During the event, three awards are presented to honor women leaders and those who support them. The awards are: - The ATHENA Leadership Award - presented to an established leader for their efforts in supporting and encouraging women leaders - ATHENA Young Professional - presented to a local female college student who demonstrates excellence and a commitment to the community while being a role model to her peers - Rebecca Cornish Scholarship - a scholarship presented to a local female high school student that supports the cost of a two-week sail aboard the Flagship Niagara to develop her leadership skills
Since the program’s inception in 1982, nearly 6,000 exemplary leaders in over 500 communities have received the prestigious ATHENA Leadership Award in the United States, Bermuda, Canada, China, Greece, India, Russia, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom. By honoring exceptional leaders, the ATHENA Leadership Award program seeks to inspire others to achieve excellence in their professional and personal lives. To view a complete list of past ATHENA Leadership Award winners and the selection criteria, visit our awards page.
In addition to the leadership award, each of the four local universities is approached to nominate a female student for the ATHENA Young Professional Award. One nominee is selected from each university: Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Gannon University, Mercyhurst University, and Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. Each of the finalists is recognized at the luncheon event and one winner is announced. To view a complete list of past ATHENA Young Professional Award winners and the selection criteria, visit our awards page.
Keynote Speaker - Pam Parker
Pam Parker is an award-winning reporter and editor from Gannett's Erie Times-News who recently retired and is now the project manager at the Erie County Historical Society - Hagen History Center in Erie.
She has worked in marketing and publishing most of her life and had careers as an account executive and media director for multiple ad agencies. She has also been a freelance writer. As the former editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle Magazine, she has written about homes, women’s issues, hard news and in-depth features.
She has been involved with Athena for more than 10 years on advisory panels and various committees. The 2017 Woman of the Year and 2019 Print Journalist of the Year is a proud wife, mom/stepmom of six, GramPam to seven and a wicked-good tennis player.
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