As the Nashville ATHENA Award Program celebrates its 31st 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.

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.