ATHENA AWARD

2022 ATHENA LEADERSHIP AWARD
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Erin's Pavilion, Springfield, IL

Registration will open June 1! Please check back to register.

2022 Nominees

Dr. Sheila Boozer
Jen DeJong
Dr. Andrea Guerrero
Teresa Haley
Tammy Lackland
Dr. Diane Rutledge
Dr. Leigh Steiner
Taylor Stevens
Jamie Stout

 Congratulations to our 2021 ATHENA Leadership Award recipient Dr. Diane Hillard-Sembell!

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    Pictured above: ATHENA Judge Marsha Narmont, 2021 ATHENA recipient Dr. Diane Hillard-Sembell, Event MC Julie Staley, UCB Chair Bob Narmont

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Sponsorships


 The ATHENA Leadership Award is presented to an individual who is honored for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills. 

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THE ATHENA LEADERSHIP AWARD® PROGRAM
SUPPORTING, HONORING AND DEVELOPING WOMEN LEADERS

The ATHENA Leadership Award® was inspired by the goddess of Greek mythology known for her strength, courage, wisdom and enlightenment -- qualities embodied in the ATHENA Leadership Model®. The Award is unique in both scope (local, national and international) and the ATHENA mission upon which it is based. The ATHENA Leadership Award® is presented to a woman or man who is honored for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills. Since the program’s inception in 1982, more than 7,000 exemplary leaders in over 500 communities have received the prestigious ATHENA Award in the United States, Bermuda, Canada, China, Greece, India, Russia, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. By honoring exceptional leaders, the ATHENA Leadership Award® Program seeks to inspire others to achieve excellence in their professional and personal lives.
THE ATHENA LEADERSHIP AWARD® CRITERIA

ATHENA Leadership Award® Recipients are individuals who: 
  • Have achieved the highest level of professional excellence.
  • Contribute time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community.
  • Actively assist others, particularly women, in realizing their full leadership potential.
  • Reside in Sangamon or surrounding counties.
Questions?  Please contact [email protected]

Thank you to our event sponsors!

2022 sponsors


Past ATHENA Leadership Award®  Recipients
2021 - Dr. Diane Hillard-Sembell
2020 - Postponed (COVID-19)
2019 - Dr. Tanya DeSanto
2018 - Karen Hasara
2017 - Margaret Ann Jessup
2016 - Sheila Feipel
2015 - Grace Luttrell Nanavati 
2014 - Dr. Linda Jones & Kim Leistner (tie)
2013 - Gail Lorenzini 
2012 - Darlene Weaver 
2011 - Sarah Mackey 
2010 - Deb Shultz 
2009 - Evelyn Brandt Thomas 
2008 - Lisa Pierce 
2007 - Linda Dillon 
2006 - Alison Novak 
2005 - Amy Hagen 
2004 - Cindy Davis 
2003 - Judith Teller 
2002 - Sue Myerscough 
2001 - Linda Waldron 
2000 - L. Gay Davidson 
1999 - Desiree Logsdon

IWIL IS THE PROUD PRESENTING SPONSOR OF THE SPRINGFIELD AREA ATHENA LEADERSHIP AWARD®

*IWIL is unable to provide refunds. If you cannot attend an event for which you’ve registered, we encourage you to send someone in your place. Simply have your guest indicate at the check-in table that s/he is your substitute. We appreciate your understanding!