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ATHENA Leadership Award

2021 ATHENA Leadership Award

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Please return by: Wednesday, August 11, 2021

The ATHENA Leadership Award celebrates exemplary leadership and is reflective of a quote by Plato:  What is honored in a country will be cultivated there.  Over 6,000 recipients have been honored with the ATHENA Leadership Award since the program's inception in 1982.

Presented to leaders across professional sectors, the ATHENA Leadership Award's rich history, international scope and focus on mentorship distinguish it as one of the most prestigious leadership awards one can receive.

The Criteria

ATHENA Leadership Award nominees must meet each of the following three criteria:

  • Demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession
  • Provide valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in their community
  • Actively assist women in achieving their full leadership potential


  • ATHENA Leadership Award nominees may represent either the for profit or not-for-profit sector.
  • Previous ATHENA Leadership Award recipients are not eligible for nomination; however, past nominees may be nominated again.
  • There is no minimum or maximum age qualification that must be met by ATHENA Leadership Award nominees.


  • Applicants for the ATHENA Leadership Award must submit the below form no later than Wednesday, August 11, 2021.
  • You may include supporting documents (articles, testimonials, etc.) with your completed submission.

The Process

A Selection Committee made up of a diverse group of community leaders will review all nominations and select the ATHENA Leadership Award recipient.
The recipient will be announced at the ATHENA Awards Luncheon on Friday, September 17, 2021 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

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