The ATHENA Awards, an internationally prized honor, recognizes the achievements of businesswomen across the Greater Phoenix region.
ATHENAs are challenged across industries to continue their dedication to leading, serving, and mentoring. The award highlights three women every year who are at the top of their field and who invest in their careers, their community, and especially, other women. ATHENAs demonstrate inspiring leadership within their industry, mentor women throughout their career, and dedicate themselves to the community.
Over the past 33 years, 56 accomplished and compassionate Valley businesswomen have earned the title of ATHENA. Their contributions to our business community are immeasurable and help propel Phoenix forward.
Hear their stories at the ATHENA Awards on Friday, November 6.
Peggy J. Chase, President & CEO, Terros Health
A dedicated servant leader, Peggy Chase is the President and CEO of Terros Health, helping connect communities to critical whole-person care. In her three decades with Terros Health, she’s helped manage the acquisition of three other companies and substantially increased the organization’s impact. With a focus on enabling other women to reach new heights, Peggy’s life mission is to help others either in the professional lives or on their health journeys. As a certified corporate coach, Peggy focuses on helping other women become organization leaders and provides critical mentorship to these women as they conquer their corporate ladders. In the community, she practices intentional service and spends her time supporting educational institutions and ensuring that the organizations in which she is involved incorporate female leaders at every level.
Chevy Humphrey, The Hazel A. Hare President & CEO, Arizona Science Center
Science, technology, engineering, and math, oh my! For more than a decade, Chevy Humphrey has led the Arizona Science Center, helping grow the organization’s assets and transform it from a traditional science center to an innovative, community learning hub. A trailblazer in her industry, Chevy was the first Black American to lead a science center in the U.S. An entrepreneur at heart, Chevy has a lifelong passion for learning that translates to her mentorship and community efforts. As a professional at the pinnacle of her career, Chevy believes mentoring is a hallmark of her role as a leader and supports other women and minorities in their career journeys. When it comes to giving back, Chevy doubles down on making science accessible and serves on organizations focused on educating youth and communities.
Torrie A. Taj, CEO, Child Crisis Arizona
When tough challenges are placed on her path, Torrie Taj pushes forward. As the CEO, Torrie oversaw the successful merge of two leading children services nonprofits to create Child Crisis Arizona. A big dreamer with an even bigger heart, Torrie has led Child Crisis Arizona to increase its reach and support more children and families in need by increasing the organization’s capital. She is a skilled fundraiser and helps organizations realize their missions. At the intersection of service and passion, Torrie pours into others as a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters and as a board member on several local nonprofits. She carries her passion for community forward by mentoring women in the nonprofit sector, helping them reach new heights while also improving the organizations they serve.
Christine K. Wilkinson, PhD, Senior Vice President & Secretary of the University; CEO & President, ASU Alumni Association, Arizona State University
Dr. Christine Wilkinson is a barrier breaker. Throughout her career, Christine has continually stepped up to the plate and help launch new programs, redirect departments, or be a leader at Arizona State University. In her three decades with the university, she has continually pushed boundaries, increased impact, and secured critical funding for university programs. With an emphasis on listening to others, Christine leverages her skills and experience to successfully lead within the largest university in the U.S. As a former teacher, mentorship is a core value, and she actively mentors students, professionals, and anyone in need of guidance. In the community, there isn’t a challenge she hasn’t tackled. She actively supports the Pat Tillman Foundation, the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona. микрозайм онлайн займ турбозаймонлайн займ на карту под 0займ онлайн без фото займ под залог авто иркутсклегкий займ красноярскзайм тула быстрый займ онлайн на банковскую картузайм томскпервый займ 0