ATHENA Award Recipient



Audrey Dunning

CEO

Summa Technologies, Inc.

Dunning leads a team of more than 200 developers, coaches and strategists at the award-winning digital solutions consultancy Summa Technologies, Inc. During her decade as CEO, revenues have increased sevenfold, while customer retention and employee retention reached industry highs. Women now comprise half the senior leadership team, as well as 75 percent of the Summa Apprenticeship Program for entry-level technologists.

Watch Audrey Dunning's Acceptance Speech


ATHENA Young Professional Award Recipient



Marteen Garay

Director of Entrepreneurship Programming

Urban Innovations21

In her role at, Garay develops Urban Innovation21’s entrepreneurial programs and educational workshops, and connects startups to business development opportunities. She is also the co-founder of Invest In Her Pittsburgh, a nonprofit that hosts the only all-female business pitch competition in Pittsburgh. She helped to develop the Homewood-Brushton Business Association to support small businesses based in that community.

Watch Marteen Garay's Acceptance Speech


  • 2014 – Diane Holder (ATHENA Award) / Amelia Papapetropoulos (ATHENA Young Professional Award)
  • 2013 – Laura Ellsworth (ATHENA Award) / Amiena Mahsoob (ATHENA Young Professional Award)
  • 2012 – Kim Berkeley Clark (ATHENA Award) / Christy Uffelman (ATHENA Young Professional Award)
  • 2011 – MJ Tocci* (ATHENA Award) / Jennifer Cairns (ATHENA Young Professional Award)
  • 2010 – Bernadette Eyler Smith
  • 2009 – Mary Ann Dunham
  • 2008 – Kate Dewey
  • 2007 – The Honorable Cynthia A. Baldwin
  • 2006 – Leslie Braksick
  • 2005 – Judie Donaldson
  • 2004 – Mary Beth Buchanan
  • 2003 – Gwen Elliott*
  • 2002 – Dr. Katherine Henderson
  • 2001 – Michele Fabrizi
  • 2000 – Anita Brattina
  • 1999 – Irma Goertzen
  • 1998 – Dr. Barbara Mistick
  • 1997 – Dr. Doreen Boyce
  • 1996 – Dr. Cynthia Chertos
  • 1995 – Canice Dolan
  • 1994 – Delorese Ambrose*
  • 1993 – Barbara Moore
  • 1992 – Beth Adams*
  • 1991 – Sheryl Clark Stoll

*Deceased


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