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10th Annual Athena Award

The same theme echoes through the halls of the National Athena Foundation headquarters in East Lansing, Mich. To boost women’s odds of being recognized, Martha Mayhood Mertz took action. She is the owner of Mayhood/Mertz Realtors and, in the early ...

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Athena Award Nominees

Regional president, Marine Midland Bank N.A. Education: MBA, Rochester Institute of Technology; B.S., business and economics, Nazareth College of Rochester Family: Husband, James; seven children, ages 2 to 23 Professional and community leadership: Board member, Greater Rochester Metro Chamber of ...

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Mary Worboys

Director of admissions, Allendale Columbia School Education: M.S.Ed., Northern Illinois University; B.S., psychology, Ashland University, Ohio Professional and community leadership: Second vice president and chairwoman, development committee and advisory board, Salvation Army Rochester Area Services; vice chairwoman, state advisory board, ...

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10th Annual Athena Award

Top-selling books such as “Principle-Centered Leadership,” by Stephen Covey, and “Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It,” by James Kouzes and Barry Posner, explore topics such as relationships, discovering oneself, appreciating diversity and affirming relationships. “The ...

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Past Athena Award Recipients

Executive director, Compeer Inc. Year honored: 1995 Since I received the Athena … I have enjoyed increased recognition and support from the business community for Compeer and myself. I am also fielding more requests to be a mentor and resource ...

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Mary Walsh-Boatfield

Director, day services, and interim general manager, Lifetime Assistance Inc. Education: M.S.Ed., Nazareth College of Rochester; B.S., speech pathology and audiology, SUNY College at Geneseo Family: Husband, Dennis; two daughters, ages 6 and 13 Professional and community leadership: Chairwoman, staff ...

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10th Annual Athena Award

Then Corwin Brumley took notice. Brumley, president of the company’s analytical systems division, saw Harris’ potential and helped her chart a new course. “I had a boss early on who insisted that finance was the language of business and I ...

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Previous Athena Award Recipients

Vice president, Wilmorite Inc., and president, CORH Associates Year honored: 1993 Since I received the Athena … 1. I enjoy better and broader contact with other professional women, especially other Athena recipients. 2. The recognition has given me more contact ...

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Karen Steitler

Director, Substance and Alcohol Intervention Services for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology Education: M.S., education, Nazareth College of Rochester; B.A., psychology, Hartwick College, Oneonta Family: Fiancee, Wayne David; three children, ages 25 to 27 Professional and community leadership: Former ...

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10th Annual Athena Award

Dolin is one of five successful women and past Athena Award nominees who talked recently about the keys to their professional development. Their answers ranged from self-education to seminars, from community involvement to observation of others, from maintaining a balance ...

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Katherine Hudson

President and CEO, W.H. Brady Co., Wisconsin Year honored: 1992 Since I received the Athena … 1. I received significant promotions at Eastman Kodak Co. 2. I was recruited to become the first outsider CEO at Brady, a $315 million ...

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Margaret Pepe-O’Brien

Manager, staff development and Americans with Disabilities Act, Monroe County Education: Master of arts in teaching, SUNY at Binghamton; and B.A., English, College of Mount St. Vincent on Hudson, Riverdale Family: Husband, Michael Professional and community leadership: Board president, Rochester ...

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Athena Award Nominees

Morning show co-host, WARM 101.3, American Radio Systems Education: BFA, commercial illustration, Syracuse University Family: Husband, Carl Langsenkamp; one daughter, age 1; son due in February Professional and community leadership: Former media liaison, Desert Storm Volunteers and Family Support Organization; ...

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Previous Athena Award Recipients

President and CEO, the Winters Group Inc. Year honored: 1991 Since I received the Athena … I have refocused my business toward organization and human development; I have taken a greater role in community activities, such as chairing the 1993 ...

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Candy Obourn

President, Business Imaging Systems, and vice president, Eastman Kodak Co. Education: B.A., mathematics, Boston University; executive development program, Penn State University Family: Husband, Theodore; three children, ages 10 to 19 Professional and community leadership: Former trustee, the Strong Museum; member, ...

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