Celebrating a milestone year, the Women’s Council of the Greater Rochester Metro Chamber of Commerce Inc. will present the 10th annual Athena Award Luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.
This year’s theme is “Shared Values: Enduring Principles for Good Business.” Martha Mayhood Mertz, founder of the Athena Award nationally, will present the keynote speech.
The Athena Award is presented annually to a professional who has produced exceptional results for his or her organization, has demonstrated community leadership and has promoted the professional development of women.
In addition to profiling this year’s 24 nominees, this supplement highlights the nine women who have received the Athena Award locally in the last decade and explores how receiving the honor has enhanced their professional lives.
Founding sponsors of the local Athena program are the Plaza Group and the Rochester Business Journal Inc. The corporate sponsor is Eastman Kodak Co., and supporting sponsors are Bausch & Lomb Inc., Cook Miller Associates Ltd., the Hastings Group, Marine Midland Bank N.A. and Xerox Corp.
Supplement editor: Rose Ericson
Pproduction and cover design: Patricia A. Beckmann, Gail Gertzog Vail
Cover photo: Brian Doben
Nominee photos: Visionset Inc.
Editorial assistance: Ann Valls, Catherine Roberts, Bill Myers, Sharon Balestra, Mary Morgan
Advertising: Linda Covington, Susie B. Fornoff, Jodi Marcello, Jody C. Watkins, Judith Brinkerhoff