ATHENA Akron – Women and Leadership

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Welcome Local Women Leaders

Welcome to ATHENA Akron, Inc.
We are dedicated to bringing women leaders together by offering leadership programming and an opportunity to connect with women leaders in the Akron area, as an affiliate of ATHENA International.

ATHENA International
honors Norma Rist with the
ATHENA National Leadership Award

Reception hosted by ATHENA Akron and
Judith Lancaster, chair of ATHENA International

Friday, May 5 ~ 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Click here to Register.

ATHENA Akron and Judith Lancaster, chair of ATHENA International, will host an after-hours reception to welcome the ATHENA International Board of Directors as they present Norma Rist with the ATHENA National Leadership Award. National Leadership Award recipients are chosen based on the following criteria:

The individual has achieved the highest degree of professional excellence
The individual has assisted women in reaching their potential
The individual’s body of work has had a national or global impact

Please join us in celebrating Norma Rist as she is honored with this national recognition.

Established Woman Leaders who are in New Positions Honored on April 12, 2017

WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP DAY LUNCH CELEBRATION ON OCT 13, 2016

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Shirley Smith is delivering the welcome keynote at the ATHENA Akron Women’s Leadership Day! “We are born leaders because we are born women.” Exciting to connect established women leaders with emerging women leaders!

Thank you to ATHENA Akron 2016 Honorary Chairs for ATHENA Women’s Leadership Day

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Thank you to all the established and emerging leaders who attended the 8th Annual ATHENA Women’s Leadership Day Luncheon Celebration in Akron!

Over 200 women leaders met to discuss leadership challenges at the 7th Annual ATHENA Women's Leadership Day Celebration in September 2015. At this event 100established women leaders invited 100 emerging women leaders to meet the other women leaders in the Akron community.
Over 200 women leaders met to discuss leadership challenges at the 7th Annual ATHENA Women’s Leadership Day Celebration. Established women leaders invited emerging women leaders to meet, other women leaders in the Akron community.

 

International Women's Leadership Day
Honorary chairs of the International Women’s Leadership Day 2015
The Changing Face of Our Community Panel Discussion
The Changing Face of Our Community Panel Discussion

 

More than 100 were in attendance for the reception of New Women Leaders at the ATHENA AKRON event on June 5, 2015.
More than 100 were in attendance for the reception of New Women Leaders at the ATHENA AKRON event on June 5, 2015.

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