Thursday, July 26, 2012

Know a female leader? Nominate her for this award

ATHENA International and KPMG Charlotte's Network of Women are seeking nominations for the second annual ATHENA Leadership Award and the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award. It recognizes women leaders who "have achieved excellence in their business or profession, served the community in a meaningful way and, most importantly, actively assisted women to achieve their full leadership potential."

Last year's Charlotte award winners were Jane McIntyre, executive director of United Way of Central Carolinas, and Jenny Ward of Duke Energy. (Their photos are at the top of this blog.)

Nominations are due by Aug. 1. The awards will be presented Oct. 4 at the Mint Museum Uptown.
The winners will be invited to the 30th Anniversary ATHENA International Women's Leadership Summit on Oct. 15 in Chicago.

Founded 30 years ago, ATHENA International is a women's leadership organization that supports, develops and honors women leaders. In Charlotte, it's sponsored by KPMG, a licensed ATHENA host organization and an underwriter of ATHENA International.

"ATHENA and KPMG share an important mission," said John Switzer, managing partner for KPMG in Charlotte, in a statement. "We are both committed to the success of women professionals. We devote a great deal of energy to ensuring that our women professionals have numerous opportunities for career development and networking, and we are proud to support ATHENA and its mission to advance and recognize women leaders in our businesses, our communities and our government."

Nomination forms are available at Nomination forms may also be obtained by email: