It’s now just 16 days and counting to the nominating deadline for the 2012 ATHENA awards. There are new tools on the Athena-Pittsburgh.com website to help you recognize women in our region who demonstrate excellence in their work and help other women to succeed.
For 22 years, the Greater Pittsburgh ATHENA Award has recognized a woman who mentors other women and supports their leadership. Since 2011, the local ATHENA committee has also recognized — with the ATHENA Young Professional Award — an emerging leader age 35 or younger who serves as a role model to others in her work and her life.
New on Athena-Pittsburgh.com is a video (which you can watch below) from last month’s call for 2012 nominations. Speakers include committee chair Maris Bondi, 2011 ATHENA Award recipient MJ Tocci and ATHENA Young Professional recipient Jennifer Cairns. In addition, Pittsburgh Magazine’s Betsy Benson shared nomination writing tips, which you can download in print form from the site. There’s also a link to three years of Greater Pittsburgh ATHENA videos here.
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 at Athena-Pittsburgh.com by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2012. (Nominations will only be accepted online.) Please also mark your calendar for the awards luncheon on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 at the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh.
ImaginePittsburghNow.com will continue to blog about the ATHENA awards, Tweet about them via @ImaginePgh under the hashtag #PghAthena and spread the word via our Facebook page, Pittsburgh Region. Please link to our pages and push the word out via your own social media or other networks. There are many women in the Pittsburgh region doing important work to foster women’s leadership and empowerment. Please help us recognize them.
Read all of our ATHENA-related blog posts here.
ImaginePittsburghNow.com is the blog of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, which organizes the annual ATHENA awards ceremony. Sponsors of the 2012 ATHENA Awards include ESB Bank, FedEx Ground, UPMC Health Plan, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, KMPG LLP, Pittsburgh Business Times, Pittsburgh Magazine, PopCity, WTAE-TV, Athena® Bottled Water, Best of the Batch Foundation, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Fox Rothschild, LLP, Mascaro Construction Company, L.P., Sisterson & Co., LLP and TiER1 Performance Solutions.