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Nominations open for 2023 Triangle East ATHENA Leadership Award

The Triangle East Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 35th annual Triangle East ATHENA Award in Smithfield, North Carolina. Nominations are now being accepted for the ATHENA Award, which will be presented on October 12, 2023 to an exceptional individual who has achieved excellence in her business or profession, has served the community in a meaningful way and has assisted women in their attainment of professional goals and leadership skills.
The ATHENA Award was first presented in 1982 in Lansing, Michigan and has grown to include presentations to more than 5,000 individuals in hundreds of cities in the United States as well as in Canada, China, Russia and the United Kingdom. The award takes the form of a hand-cast bronze sculpture symbolizing the strength, courage and wisdom of the Recipient.
The Triangle East Chamber believes in the values underlying ATHENA International’s philosophy of incorporating the talent and expertise of women into the leadership of our businesses, our communities and our government. The spirit of the ATHENA Award® Program is captured in a quotation from Plato, “What is honored in a country will be cultivated there.” By honoring exceptional leaders, others will be encouraged to excel.
The ATHENA Award® Program is nationally underwritten by General Motors and National City Bank. Local sponsorship is provided by Call Pernell.
Nominations will be accepted through August 31, 2023 and forms may be obtained at or by contacting the Triangle East Chamber of Commerce at 919.934.9166 or