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ATHENA Leadership Award

Presented by KPMG and Bank Midwest

The ATHENA Leadership Award Program supports, honors, and develops women leaders. The ATHENA award is inspired by the goddess of Greek mythology known for her strength, courage, wisdom, and enlightenment. The ATHENA Leadership Award is presented to a woman – or man – who is honored for professional excellence, community service, and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills. It is an international award that is presented by local chambers of commerce and other organizations. In 35 years, nearly 7,000 leaders have received the award.

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ATHENA Leadership Award recipients are individuals who:
  • Have achieved the highest level of professional excellence.
  • Contribute time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community.
  • Actively assist others, particularly women, in realizing their full leadership potential.
  • ATHENA Award nominees must reside in the Greater Kansas City area.
  • Previous recipients are not eligible, however past nominees may be nominated again. 
  • There is no minimum or maximum age qualification for either award. Typically the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award recipient is under 40, and the ATHENA Leadership Award recipient is over 40.
Completing the Form
  • Nominations must be submitted using this nomination form and format.
  • Deadline for submission is June 22, 2018.
The Process
After June 22, all nominees will be notified. The nominee will be asked accept the nomination then finish a portion of the nomination process.

A selection committee, made up of a diverse group of community leaders, will review all nominations and select one ATHENA Award recipient and one Young Professional ATHENA leadership Award recipient. The recipients will be honored at the annual Kansas City ATHENA Awards Reception on October 4, 2018.

Morgan Moravec
Events Director, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
30 W. Pershing Road, Suite 301
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 374-5489
Contact Morgan if you have any questions.

ATHENA Leadership Award Nomination Form

Nominee Information
Nominator Information
How does this individual embody the
criteria for the ATHENA Leadership Award?
Please respond using 100 words or less.

We recommend typing your nomination into Word (or text editor of choice), then copying/pasting it into the nomination form in case the form doesn't go through.