2019 Women Worth Watching Award Winner: Andrea Stevenson Conner, President, ATHENA International
"To overcome the inequalities they face, I believe women need to lift up other women. And, I have experienced firsthand how employing the principles of the gender multiplier effect can systemize this advocacy narrative. While living as an expatriate, I witnessed many complex social, environmental, and economic challenges women face around the world, and came to understand the gender multiplier effect and its importance on achieving greater economic growth, healthier families, and the elimination of poverty. The multiplier effect describes what can happen in an economy or a community when what seems to be an irrelevant factor is changed and, consequently, an even greater change takes place. The economic empowerment of women is one of those factors."
ATHENA Erie women at the 2019 Hamot Health Foundation Gala.
Back Row: Amanda Kochirka, Kelly Dundule, Courtney Steding, Kristi Bailey, Danielle Bates
Front Row: Linda Stevenson, Dr. Joyce Miller, Genevieve DeRose, Laurie Root, Beth Burnside, Joelyn Bush