The ATHENA Leadership Award celebrates exemplary leadership and is reflective of a quote by Plato: What is honored in a country will be cultivated there. Over 7000 recipients have been honored with the ATHENA Leadership Award since the program’s inception in 1982.
Presented to leaders across professional sectors, the ATHENA Leadership Award’s rich history, international scope and focus on mentorship distinguish it as one of the most prestigious leadership awards one can receive.
ATHENA Leadership Award Nominees must meet each of the following three criteria:
Demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession
Provide valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in their community
Actively assist women in achieving their full leadership potential
ATHENA Leadership Award Nominees may represent either the profit or not-for-profit sector.
There is no minimum or maximum age qualification that must be met by ATHENA Leadership Award Nominees.
Nominees from the previous year must wait a year before being nominated again.
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. The packet is VERY IMPORTANT and is a determining factor in deciding the winner.
You may include supporting documents (articles, testimonials, etc) with your completed nomination form.
Deadline for submission: April 18, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (no exceptions).
THE PROCESS A Selection Committee, made up of a diverse group of community leaders, will review all nominations and select the ATHENA Leadership Award Recipient. The recipient will be announced on June 9, 2016, at the Athena Dinner at Forest Hills Country Club, 2169 South 23rd Street, Richmond, Indiana. For tickets please contact Norene Groth (765-259-0208) or Teri Wiesehan (765-973-8221).
QUESTIONS/RETURN COMPLETED FORM TO: Contact: Norene Groth, Wayne Bank and Trust Co., 765-259-0208, email@example.com Teri Wiesehan, Indiana University East, 765-973-8221 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATHENA Leadership Award Nomination Form (page 1 of 5)
Home Address ________________________________________________________________________
Provide specific examples of how the nominee has demonstrated excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession.
ATHENA Leadership Award Nomination Form (page 3 of 5)
II. COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP:
Provide specific examples of how the nominee provides valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in their community. Include type and length of service in civic and service organizations and initiatives.
ATHENA Leadership Award Nomination Form (page 4 of 5)
III. PERSONAL LEADERSHIP/ MENTORSHIP:
Provide specific examples of how the nominee has actively assisted women in achieving their full leadership potential, and/or demonstrated support for their personal and professional advancement.
ATHENA Leadership Award Nomination Form (page 5 of 5)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PERTAINING TO CRITERIA:
Include any additional information you feel is important for consideration of your nominee. Include awards, honors, publications, articles and/or testimonials that demonstrate service to their profession, community, and, most importantly, aspiring and established women leaders.