Nominate a deserving woman for the 2019 ATHENA Awards® and a deserving man for the 2019 Male Champion of Change award. Nominations will remain open until February 15, 2019.

The newly formatted ATHENA and Male Champion of Change Awards program sponsored by Merrill Lynch | Bank of America will be held April 4, 2019 at Waterfront Convention Center, beginning at 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

Presented by Women Lead Change (WLC) the ATHENA Awards program, in affiliation with ATHENA International, elevates and honors women who are setting a gold standard in their business and community leadership, and who are helping to bring along the next generation of women leaders. 

The keynote speaker for this year's awards ceremony is change agent and strategic relationship builder, Andrea Conner, president of ATHENA International. Through her success in global leadership roles spanning four countries, she promotes corporate social responsibility, leadership development, and gender equity. As President of ATHENA International, Andrea leads the organization in its mission to support, develop and honor women leaders. In doing so, she brings an international approach and global awareness of the challenges facing women’s educational and equal opportunity advancement.

If you know a woman who serves as a role model to other women and embodies creativity and innovation that contributes to the growth of her profession, nominate her for the ATHENA award. Again this year, the Male Champion of Change Award will be presented to a regional man who exhibits exceptional commitment to the acceleration of women in leadership, and who utilizes his influence, talents and abilities to enhance gender diversity. 

Take a moment to nominate a deserving leader.

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