The ATHENA Award is presented to one exceptional individual who has achieved excellence in her/his business or profession, has served the community in a meaningful way, and has assisted women in reaching their full leadership potential.
The ATHENA Award, started in Lansing, Michigan in 1982, is presented in hundreds of cities in the United States and Canada. The award takes the form of a hand-cast bronze sculpture symbolizing the strength, courage, and wisdom of the recipient. Slidell believes in the values underlying the ATHENA Foundation’s philosophy of incorporating the talent and expertise of women into the leadership of our businesses, our communities, and our government. The Spirit of the ATHENA Award program is captured in a quotation from Plato. “What is honored in a country will be cultivated there.” By honoring exceptional leaders, others will be encouraged to excel.
In 2011, the East St. Tammany Chamber also added the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award. This award honors emerging women leaders who demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in her business or profession, provides valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in her community and clearly serves as a role model for young women both personally and professionally.
|1989||Carol Wolfram||2008||Brenda Case|
|1990||Gilda Perkins||2009||Mary DuBuisson|
|1991||Patricia Hedges||2010||Sylvia Stanton Black|
|1992||Judy Wood||2011||Sharon Newton|
|1993||Marilyn Faust||2012||Tara Ingram Hunter|
|1995||Stephanie Schedler||2013||Kim Harbison|
|1996||Dr. Joan Archer||2014||Kathy Lowrey|
|1997||Suzanne Parsons Stymiest||2015||Laurie Jugan|
|2004||Lydia Alford||2016||Kelly Rodriguez|
|2005||Pearl Williams||2017||Kim Bergeron|
|2006||Irma Cry||2018||Ellen Lamarque|
|2007||Dr. Jeanne Reeves||2019|
|2011||Linda K. Larkin|
|2013||S. Michele Blanchard|
|2017||Robin J Marquez|
Nominations are accepted at the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce. For more information on nomination forms and criteria, click the appropriate links below or email email@example.com.