Deadline for the 2017 ATHENA Awards nominations is June 30, 2017.

Nominations will be accepted beginning in early May.

The ATHENA Awards Program of Greater Pittsburgh distinguishes itself from other regional awards through its emphasis on women mentoring other women and girls.

Two recognitions are presented at its annual fall luncheon: the traditional ATHENA Award, which since 1990 has celebrated women who demonstrate excellence in their profession, contribute to their community and mentor other women; and the ATHENA Young Professional Award, created in 2011 to highlight a woman age 35 or younger who dedicates her time and talent to helping other women and girls to thrive.

Each recipient receives a handcrafted sculpture representing the Greek goddess Athena, known for her courage guided by wisdom.

The ATHENA Awards luncheon in Pittsburgh is one of the largest annual gatherings among the hundreds of ATHENA International-affiliated events presented around the world.

2017 Chair
Jerry Cozewith

Sarah Heinz House

2017 Vice Chair
Stephanie Garbe

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

2017 Host Committee

Brandee Abel

TiER1 Performance Solutions

Jenn Beer

Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

Cori Parise

University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Laura Benson

Burns White

Beth Bershok

Herbein + Company, Inc.

Margaret Brewster

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Maris Bondi

UPMC Health Plan

Jennifer Cairns

Sarah Heinz House

Annie Clough

UPMC Health Plan

Kate Cromie

Eckert Seamans

Mickey Denner

Allegheny Conference

Kate Dewey

The Forbes Funds

Mike Ellis

Highmark Inc.

Candyce Fly Lee

Williams Companies

Anne Flynn Schlicht

Chatham's Womens' Business Center

Laura Freedman

Southpointe Wealth Management of UBS Financial Services

Marteen Garay

Urban Innovation 21

Jeanne Givner

FedEx Ground

Brooke Huber


Alison Kilmartin

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Amiena Mahsoob

Magee - Womens Research Institute and Foundation

Beth Marcello

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Wendy Koch

Pittsburgh Magazine

Suzanne Meyer

MSM Digital

Lee Ann Munger

Strong Women, Strong Girls

Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis

Women for a Healthy Environment

Susan Orr-McManigle

Sojourner House

Bonnie Pfister

Allegheny Conference

Allyce Pinchback

Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP)

Lynne Popash

United Way of Southwestern PA

Pam Quatchak

Point Park University

Sabrina Saunders-Mosby

Coro Center for Civic Leadership - Pittsburgh

Janel Skelley

Allegheny Conference

Debbie Stockdale

Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.

Bayh Sullivan

The Ellis School

Brendan Surma

AEC Group

June Swanson

Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP

Heidi Szuminsky

Waynesburg University

Melia Tourangeau

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Alison Treaster

Allegheny Conference

Christy Uffelman

Align Leadership

Dan Unkovic

BPU Investments

Megan Walsh

Sisterson & Co. LLP

Christy Blose


Marisa Williams


Tasha Wilson-Batch

Best of the Batch Foundation

Kristin Joyce

Gaber and Company USE

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