Call for Nominations: Rochester Chamber ATHENA Awards


Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and its Women’s Council affiliate have issued a call for nominations for the 2019 ATHENA Awards.  Rochester Chamber and the Women’s Council plan to present the awards, which recognize and empower women in business, at the 33rd annual ATHENA Awards dinner January 24, 2019.

The ATHENA Award is given annually to a professional female leader who has demonstrated significant achievements in business, community service, and the professional advancement of women. 

The ATHENA Young Professional Award recognizes emerging female leaders in the 30 to 45 year old range who demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession and serve as a role model for young women both personally and professionally.

The ATHENA Organizational Award goes to a woman-owned or woman-led business or organization that creates a culture encouraging women employees to achieve their full leadership potential and supports leadership development opportunities for women and girls in the community.

Partners + Napier CEO Sharon Napier received the 32nd annual ATHENA Award.  Kim Allen, Dixon Schwabl Managing Partner, Communications, received the fourth annual ATHENA Young Professional Award and Allen’s employer, marketing and advertising agency Dixon Schwabl took home the inaugural ATHENA Organizational Award.

To nominate a distinguished woman business leader for the ATHENA Award, an outstanding emerging professional woman for the ATHENA Young Professional Award, or a woman-owned or woman-led organization for the ATHENA Organizational Award, visit  Only online submissions will be accepted.  The nomination deadline is September 28th

For additional information, email Michele Hefferon or call (585) 256-4614.