ATHENA Akron – Women and Leadership

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ATHENA Akron to Host  12th Annual Women’s Leadership Day Celebration

Join several hundred established and emerging women leaders in celebration of ATHENA Akron’s 2020 Women’s Leadership Day on September 4, 2020. This event, offered virtually this year, provides a venue for emerging women leaders to gain valuable information about leadership from established women leaders.

Ramona Hood, President & CEO, FedEx Custom Critical, will emcee the event. Traci Buckner, Executive Director, Akron Children’s Museum, and 2019 ATHENA Leadership Award recipient, will present the keynote welcome.

We welcome this year’s Honorary Chairs!

Elizabeth Bartz, President & CEO, State & Federal Communications, Inc.
Gia Bell, Manager of Training & Development, Healthcare and Behavioral Health
Adina Calhoun-Walker, General Manager, The Stewart & Calhoun Funeral Home
Judge Katarina Cook, Summit County Domestic Relations Court
Judge Christine Croce, Summit County Court of Common Pleas
Betsy Engels, President, Acer Business Consultants
Kani Hightower, Magistrate, Akron Municipal Court
Marquita Mitchell, Executive Director, Project Learn of Summit County
Elizabeth Newman, Chief of Staff, CBIZ, Inc.
Judge Joy Malek Oldfield, Summit County Court of Common Pleas
Sharon C. Reaves, Director & Chief Human Resources Officer, County of Summit
Pamela Valentine, Manager of Major Gifts, Girl Scouts of North East Ohio

Make a reservation and enjoy the program that includes a roundtable discussion about each person’s leadership journey, and what they want to achieve. Many established women leaders (at the table) in each virtual break-out room will help the emerging women leaders make connections, find resources and get clarity about their next steps.

Go to ATHENA Akron’s 12th Annual Women’s Leadership Day Celebration to learn more about attending this virtual event and to view the different ticket options and deadlines for attending. Or email ATHENA.Akron@gmail.com for more information.

Thank you to your sponsors for this event!

The 2019 ATHENA Leadership Awards

Congratulations to the Finalists and Recipients!

 

11th Annual Women’s Leadership Day Luncheon Celebration

The Women’s Leadership Day Lunch Celebration was held on September 6th at Portage Country Club.

 

Thank you to our Honorary Chairs!

Women Leaders New to Their Positions are honored, May 2019

ATHENA Akron Hosts the 2018 ATHENA Leadership Awards

Congratulations to the Finalists and Recipient!

10th Annual Women’s Leadership Day Luncheon Celebration

The Women’s Leadership Day Luncheon Celebration was held on Sept. 7th at the Fairlawn Country Club.

Thank you to our 2018 Honorary Chairs for Women’s Leadership Day

ATHENA Akron Hosts the 2017 ATHENA Leadership Awards

Congratulations to the Finalists and Recipients!

9th Annual Women’s Leadership Day Luncheon Celebration

The Women’s Leadership Day Luncheon Celebration was held on Oct. 19th at the Fairlawn Country Club.

Some of the Honorary Chairs from the 9th annual ATHENA Women’s Leadership Day Luncheon Celebration

ATHENA International
honors Norma Rist with the
ATHENA National Leadership Award


Judy Lancaster, Chair of the ATHENA International Board of Directors, presented Norma Rist with the ATHENA National Leadership Award at a reception hosted by ATHENA Akron on May 5, 2017.

Established Woman Leaders who are in New Positions Honored on April 12, 2017

 

WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP DAY LUNCH CELEBRATION ON OCT 13, 2016

Thank you to ATHENA Akron 2016 Honorary Chairs for ATHENA Women’s Leadership Day

Thank you to all the established and emerging leaders who attended the 8th Annual ATHENA Women’s Leadership Day Luncheon Celebration in Akron!

 

 

The Changing Face of Our Community Panel Discussion
The Changing Face of Our Community Panel Discussion
More than 100 were in attendance for the reception of New Women Leaders at the ATHENA AKRON event on June 5, 2015.

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