As the Nashville ATHENA Award Program celebrates its 29th year, Athena’s spirit lives on in those women who use their vision and persistence daily to excel, while reaching out to open doors and blaze new trails for others to follow. Women from across Nashville and Middle Tennessee were nominated in October 2018 for special recognition at the ATHENA Awards; however, only one from each category will join past recipients as Nashville’s 2019 ATHENA Award recipient and ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award recipient.

At the Awards, two recognitions will be presented – the traditional ATHENA Award, which celebrates women who demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their profession, contribute to their community and mentor other women; and the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award, which highlights emerging women leaders between the ages of 25-40 who demonstrate excellence in their profession and improve the quality of life for others in the community while serving as role models for other young women both personally and professionally.

We are excited to announce this year’s nominees and we hope you will join us on March 28th to celebrate and honor these exceptional leaders.
 
 
Traditional Nominees | Young Professional Nominees

Traditional Nominees

Andrea Blackman

Andrea Blackman

Lisa Booker

Lisa Booker

Terry Renee Browne

Terry Renee Browne

Patricia Burks-Jelks

Patricia Burks-Jelks

Lottye Covington

Lottye Covington

Laura Creekmore

Laura Creekmore

Angelita Dalton

Angelita Dalton

Jeanean Davis

Jeanean Davis

Ana Escobar

Ana Escobar

Cheryl Farrar

Cheryl Farrar

Kristi Faulkner-Lewis

Kristi Faulkner-Lewis

Paula Foster

Paula Foster

Cathy Gurley

Cathy Gurley

Leslie Hayes

Leslie Hayes

Michele Herlein

Michele Herlein

Keri Kelly

Keri Kelly

Brittany Lorenzi

Brittany Lorenzi

Anne Martin

Anne Martin

Mendy Mazzo

Mendy Mazzo

LaMona McCarter

LaMona McCarter

Nicole Rowan

Nicole Rowan

Stephani Ryan

Stephani Ryan

Yanika Smith-Bartley

Yanika Smith-Bartley

Laquita Stribling

Laquita Stribling

Dawana Wade

Dawana Wade

Vivian Wilhoite

Vivian Wilhoite

Young Professional Nominees

Nicole Adams

Nicole Adams

Ora Bransford

Ora Bransford

Jenny Charles

Jenny Charles

Jade Dodds

Jade Dodds

Leah Dupree

Leah Dupree

Danielle Farzier

Danielle Frazier

Meredith Ficken

Meredith Ficken

Tya Frelix

Tya Frelix

Brenda Gadd

Brenda Gadd

Jennifer Hillen

Jennifer Hillen

Jamica Hines

Jamica Hines

Monchiere Holmes-Jones

Monchiere Holmes-Jones

Kyonzte Hughes-Toombs

Kyonzte Hughes-Toombs

Royya James

Royya James

Kristal Knight

Kristal Knight

Phylicia Moye

Phylicia Moye

Melinda Noblitt

Melinda Noblitt

Charlane Oliver

Charlane Oliver

Matia Powell

Matia Powell

Nekasha Pratt

Nekasha Pratt

Allison Reynolds

Allison Reynolds

Lorelei Samuelson

Lorelei Samuelson

Lakisha Simmons

Lakisha Simmons

Kearson Winrow

Kearson Winrow

Bria Woods

Bria Woods