Greater Fort Wayne Inc. is accepting nominations for the 2017 Athena Awards program, through Feb. 17.
The 12th annual Athena Awards luncheon will be 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at Hotel Fort Wayne, 305 E. Washington Center Road. Nominees will be recognized and the awards recipients will be announced.
Individual tickets are $35. Payment is nonrefundable. RSVPs are required. Register by March 22 at athena.gfwinc.com.
The Athena Awards program celebrates exceptional men, women and organizations who have served the community in a meaningful way and have assisted women toward professional goals and leadership skills. These individuals are recognized through the Leadership Award, the Young Professional Award, and the Organizational Leadership Award.
The Leadership Award honors individuals who demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession, who contribute time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community, and who assist women in realizing their leadership potential.
The Young Professional Award honors emerging women leaders, 40 and under, who demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or professions, provide valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in the community, and serve as role models for young women both personally and professionally.
The Organizational Leadership Award recognizes an organization within the community that creates an organizational culture that encourages women employees to achieve their full leadership potential and that gives back to the larger community of women and girls through leadership development opportunities and initiatives.
Nomination forms for the three local awards are now available on the GFW Inc. website at greaterfortwayneinc.com/athena. Nominators are encouraged to work closely with nominees to complete the nomination forms. The deadline for nominations for all awards is Feb. 17.
Table sponsorships are available at $500. Table sponsors receive one table for eight individuals to attend the event. Distinguished sponsorships are also available; contact Audrea Castaneda at (260) 420-6945 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1982, Athena International’s mission is honoring, developing and supporting women leaders, inspiring women to reach their full leadership potential to create a balance of power worldwide. Learn more at athenainternational.org.