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2021 ATHENA Nominations

2021 ATHENA Leadership Awards Nomination Form

Nominations are Now Open!

ATHENA Leadership Award, ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award and ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award Nomination and Selection Process. To submit a name for nomination, complete the form below. This is the first step in a two-step process. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, July 9, 2021.

Individuals submitted for nomination will be asked to complete a Nominee Application should they wish to be considered for a 2021 ATHENA Leadership Award, ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award or ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award. Applications will be distributed by July 16, 2021.

ATHENA Individual Award Criteria
Athena Award logoAn ATHENA Award nominee:
  • Is an established leader and mentor who assists women in reaching their full potential;
  • Demonstrates excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession;
  • Provides valuable service by devoting time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community.


Past recipients include:
2020 - Kalinthia Dillard, Palm Beach County Office of Inspector General
2019 – Sarah Alsofrom, GL Homes of Florida Corporation
2018 – Mayor Jeri Muoio, City of West Palm Beach
2017 – Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Nova Southeastern University
2016 – Shanon Materio, McMow Art Glass
2015 – Dorothy Jacks, Palm Beach County Property Appraiser
2014 – Shannon R. LaRocque, P.E., Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners
2013 – *Sandra Gove Chamblee, a retired health care advocate (*deceased)
2012 – Pamela M. Rauch, Florida Power & Light
2011 – Dr. Dione Christy, School District of Palm Beach County
2010 – Victoria Chouris, South Florida Fair & Palm Beach County Expositions



ATHENA Young Professional Award Criteria
ATHENA Organizational Award Criteria
  • Nominee Applications submitted by the deadline will be reviewed by a Selection Committee made up of community leaders.Committee members will score applications using a point system to measure an individual’s responses against the Award criteria and the ATHENA Leadership Model.
  • Finalists for each award will be selected, and will be recognized during the ATHENA Award Luncheon and in various Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches communications. The ATHENA Leadership Award, ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award and ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award recipients will be chosen from this group of finalists.


ATHENA Nominees must be available on the following dates and times:

Friday, September 17, 2021
11:30 am-1:00 pm
ATHENA Award Luncheon
Palm Beach County Convention Center

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