Do you know a woman in the Pittsburgh region who goes above and beyond in her work and mentorship of other women? Or a younger woman who is emerging as a leader? Nominate them here by June 28, 2013 for the Greater Pittsburgh ATHENA Awards.
The ATHENA Award recognizes women who demonstrate excellence in their profession, contribute to their community and help other women to succeed. Former recipients include Judge Kim Berkeley Clark, M.J. Tocci and Bernadette Eyler Smith. Beginning in 2011, the local ATHENA committee has also recognize an emerging leader age 35 or younger with the ATHENA Young Professional Award. Previous recipient are Christy Uffelman and Jennifer Cairns. (Click here to watch all videos from previous ATHENA events.)
“The Pittsburgh region is rich in dynamic, smart women who mentor other women and girls while achieving great things in their professional lives and for their companies,” said Beth Marcello, PNC’s director of women’s business development and chair of the ATHENA Host Committee. “But they’re not always recognized. We encourage men and women across Greater Pittsburgh to think about the women in their networks and nominate those who help advance women in leadership through their exceptional professional and personal work.”
Taking its name from the Greek goddess of strength and wisdom, the Greater Pittsburgh ATHENA Awards luncheon is one of the largest gatherings among the hundreds of ATHENA International-affiliated events presented around the world each year. More than 900 women and men attended the Pittsburgh event in 2011.
Learn more and submit nominations here by 5 p.m. on June 28, 2013. Nominations will only be accepted online. Please also mark your calendar for the awards luncheon on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 at the Westin Convention Center Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh. ESB Bank and UPMC Health Plan are this year’s presenting sponsors.
Watch the video below to hear from three Pittsburgh region executives at they share their perspectives on the importance of women’s leadership to their companies’ success. Robert Krizner (KPMG) Daniel Roderick (Westinghouse) and John Barbour (BIR) were panelists at the 2013 Greater Pittsburgh ATHENA Awards launch event on April 25, 2013 at the Heinz History Center.
The Allegheny Conference on Community Development organizes the annual ATHENA awards ceremony. The Conference and its affiliates – the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce and the Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh – work with public and private sector partners to stimulate economic growth and enhance the quality of life in southwestern Pennsylvania. The Conference is a private sector leadership organization with more than 300 Regional Investors, employers who provide the time, talent and resources to advance this agenda.