The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC), which has celebrated the exemplary achievements of Valley businesswomen through its ATHENA Award program since 1988, is now accepting nominations for its 2015 awards. The nomination process is open to the community, and the Chamber encourages anyone to nominate a deserving businesswoman now through Friday, June 26.

In its third decade of honoring ATHENAs, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce is excited to continue to recognize exemplary leadership, achievement, support and mentorship. Outstanding businesswomen and emerging leaders will be recognized at the 28th annual ATHENA Awards luncheon on Thursday, October 29 at The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. The Chamber will honor three women for the ATHENA Award – one in the public sector, one in the private sector and one up-and-coming ATHENA young professional.

To learn more about the ATHENA Awards nomination requirements and to access the nomination form, please visit

The ATHENA Awards, named after the Greek goddess of courage and wisdom, is a program of ATHENA International, a foundation dedicated to creating leadership opportunities for women. The awards recognize women who have achieved the pinnacle of success within their industry, have mentored women throughout their career, and have dedicated themselves to the community through various activities and charities.

“Is there an ATHENA in your life who is a leader in her industry? Do you know a young woman who is “one to watch” and a role model for others in her community and workplace? If so, nominate an outstanding Valley businesswoman today for the 28th Annual ATHENA Awards,” said Todd Sanders, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. “We look forward to recognizing three exemplary Arizona businesswomen who embody the spirit of ATHENA and have the passion and drive to cultivate success in the next generation of businesswomen.”

Questions? Contact Janelle Tassart, Community Relations Director at the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, at 602.495.6480 or

Time requirements and deadlines:
June 26, 2015 – Nomination forms due by 5:00 p.m. – No extensions will be granted
July 17, 2015 – Application packets due by 5:00 p.m. – No extensions will be granted
August 13, 2015 – ATHENA nominee reception
August 26, 2015 – ATHENA selection committee interview and photos
September 17-18, 2015 – In-studio video interview (one hour)
September 21-23, 2015 – Half-day video shoot at your business location
October 29, 2015 – ATHENA Awards Luncheon

See what it takes to embody the spirit of ATHENA by learning about the 2014 ATHENA recipients:


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