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ATHENA Leadership Awards

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The ATHENA®​  Leadership Awards Program recognizes and honors the achievements of outstanding professional and business women. It celebrates individuals who strive toward the highest level of accomplishment; women who excel in their chosen field but who also open paths so that others may follow.

The ATHENA Awards Program is an international program. Since its beginning in Michigan in 1982, more than 7,000 awards have been presented in over 500 communities in 8 countries. The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce is pleased to bring this important recognition program to women working in or contributing to Palo Alto.

Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the

35th Annual ATHENA® Awards

The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce announces the 2022 Awards to be held

Thursday, September 29th - 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sheraton Hotel, Palo Alto

2022 Athena Leadership Award Coming Soon

ATHENA Leadership Award

2022 Athena Emerging Professional Coming Soon

ATHENA Emerging Professional Leadership Award

2022 Womam of Wisdom Award Coming Soon

Second Annual Silicon Valley Woman of Wisdom®​ Award

For Individual Tickets and Preferred Table Reservations

Past ATHENA Leadership Award Recipients

Cecilia Burciaga (1987) • Loretta Green (1988) • Gail Stypula (1989) • Rose Kleiner (1990)

Paula Sandas (1991) • Betsy Bechtel (1992) • Carroll Harrington (1993) • Kathleen Gwynn (1994)

Jeanne D. Kennedy (1995) • Beverly Nadine (1996) • Karen Csejtey (1997) • Susan Black (1998)

Marlene Prendergast (1999) • Lynne Johnson (2000) • Sharon Williams (2001) • Lisa Hendrickson (2002)

Pam Brandin (2003) • Jean McCown (2004) • Barbara Gross (2005) • Karen Nierenberg (2006)

Georgie Gleim (2007) • Marilyn Winkleby (2008) • Deborah Pappas (2009) • Audrey Rust (2010)

Tara VanDerveer (2011) • Rebecca Nelson (2012) • Anne Warner Cribbs (2013)

Jane Williams (2014) • Eileen Richardson (2015) • Karen Kienzle (2016) • Jenny Dearborn (2017)

Sherri Sager (2018) • Judy Kleinberg (2021)

Past ATHENA Emerging Professional Leadership Award Recipients

Jacquetta Lannan (2014) • Stephanie Martinson (2015) • Candice Gonzalez (2016)

Anissa Leong (2017) •  Elaine Uang (2018)

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