About ATHENA International

Founded over 30 years ago, ATHENA International is a women’s leadership organization that supports, develops and honors women leaders through the programs it administers. ATHENA’s flagship program, the ATHENA Leadership Award® Program, has honored over 7,000 women leaders from hundreds of cities and eight countries since its inception in 1982. ATHENA Leadership Award® Recipients hail from all professional sectors.

The award’s rich history, international scope and emphasis on mentorship make this award unique and amongst the most prestigious leadership awards one can receive. ATHENA Leadership Award® Recipients are presented a hand-cast, bronzed and crystal sculpture that symbolizes the strength, courage and wisdom of ATHENA Recipients.

ATHENA Leadership Award Categories

ATHENA Leadership Award

The ATHENA Leadership Award is presented to an individual who is recognized for professional excellence, for providing valuable service to their community and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.

ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award

The ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award honors emerging leaders. There are no specific age qualifications, however as the name of the award would indicate, candidates should be at least college age and have embarked on their career path.

ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award

The ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award recognizes businesses and organizations that support, develop and honor women leaders.

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