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February 7, 2017

Announcing the 2017 ATHENA Award Nominees

Nashville ATHENA Program Committee would like to announce its 2017 ATHENA Award Nominees and Young Professional Leadership Award Nominees.  Celebrating its 27th year, the Nashville ATHENA Awards Program has been, and continues to be, a unique CABLE program, organized and sponsored through the collaborative efforts of local women’s organizations in partnership with local businesses and individual sponsors, unlike other cities which rely upon their local Chamber of Commerce.

The ATHENA Awards Program, held on Thursday, March 30, 2017, honors business and professional women for their career success, service to community and encouragement of women.  The 2017 ATHENA nominees include:

Councilmember Burkley M. Allen Kim Hawkins, ASLA Joycelyn A. Stevenson
Rebecca Bayne Rita F. Johnson-Mills Dr. Wendy J. Thompson
Renee Bobb Elizabeth L. Knox Nicole Tremblett
Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn Hill Brown Felder E. Marlee Mitchell Evette White
Rebecca S. Climer Hasina A. Mohyuddin Tawana Williams
Angela J. Gaskin, MD Mekesha H. Montgomery Letha Woods, PH.D.
Rep. Brenda J. Gilmore Patricia Glaser Shea Shannon Wright
Dr. Glenda Glover Laura Smith

ATHENA provides Nashville CABLE with the unique ability to feature nominees who use their vision and persistence to excel while reaching out and opening the way for others.  This year’s ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award nominees include:

Katie Alexander Amanda Strickland Floyd Sarah S. Moore
Sloan C. Allen Meagan E. Frazier Tera Rica Murdock
Dr. Nicole K. Arrighi Hart Harrison Chara H. Rand
Tonya Austin Kellee N. Hill Dr. Crystal G. Rucker
Staci L. Bockman Monchiere’ Holmes-Jones Crissy Wieck Welhoelter
Christina M. Carlisle Royya L. James Caroline Randall Williams
Meg M. Chamblee Penny Grace Judd Dr. Tameka Winston
Erin D. Coleman Daveisha S. Moore Alisha Wix
Nikki N. Fant

“Each year our ATHENA nominees exemplify the spirit of Athena- the goddess of truth, wisdom, bravery and fierceness,” says Mendy Mazzo, ATHENA Chairwoman.  “This year we are honored to celebrate another strong class of women that embody these characteristics through their leadership and community involvement, which continues to elevate our ability to highlight the achievement of women throughout Middle Tennessee.”

Mendy Mazzo, Vice President for Skanska USA Building, Inc., serves as the 2017 ATHENA Awards Program chairwoman with the support of Co-chairwoman Roxianne Bethune, Senior Executive President, Alliance Synergy Group,  LLC.

”Mendy and I are honored to be involved with this organization and program,” says Bethune.  “We look forward to announcing our scholarship recipients soon and the wonderful events leading up to our 27th annual program. It’s important to this program to give back and uplift the great ability and success of women and girls in our community.”

Launched in 1993 through the support of the Patrons Society and local sponsors, the ATHENA Scholarship Program awards Middle Tennessee high-school females and young women, both traditional and non-traditional, scholarships for continuing their education.

The 27th annual Nashville ATHENA Awards Program will take place on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Oz Arts beginning at 6pm.

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About Nashville ATHENA Awards and Scholarship Program

Each year during Women’s History Month in March, Nashville joins more than 500 communities throughout the world honoring exceptional women leaders. In Middle Tennessee nearly 50 women are nominated each year for special recognition as the embodiment of ATHENA’s spirit. Nominees each exemplify leadership, superior performance, commitment to community, and unselfish assistance to women and women’s issues. The award will be announced at the 27th annual ATHENA Awards Program held on March 30, 2017. For more information, visit nashcable.staging.wpengine.com/athena or follow Nashville ATHENA Award and Scholarship Program on Facebook and ATHENA_Award on Twitter.  The ATHENA Award is powered by Nashville Cable.

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February 4, 2016

Luncheon featuring award-winning News 2 Journalist Anne Holt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     
February 3, 2016

 

CONTACT:    Susan Huggins
615-321-2260
SHuggins@nashvillecable.org

 

Paving the Way

Nashville Cable to Host Luncheon with Award-Winning News 2 Journalist Anne Holt

One of Cable’s primary objectives is to promote the advancement of women in the workplace. As a woman of color in the traditionally white, male-dominated field of television news, WKRN-TV/News 2 Anchor Anne Holt worked her way to the top of her field and paved the way for other female journalists to follow her lead.

In celebration of strong, successful women as well as Black History Month, join Cable members for a luncheon discussion with Anne on Wednesday, February 10th from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Gaylord Springs Golf Links (18 Springhouse Lane, Nashville). At the luncheon, Anne will discuss lessons learned as a female pioneer in television broadcasting. She will also share the keys to her success during her more than 39-year career at News 2.

Members of the media are invited to attend. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Cable President & CEO Susan Huggins at shuggins@nashvillecable.org or 615-321-2260.

 

About Anne Holt

Anne Holt is an award-winning television news journalist who has anchored the news in Nashville for nearly four decades. Anne’s many awards and honors include the 2007 Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement given by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Jerry Thompson Communicator’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Nashville Association for Community and Justice, and the Distinguished Service Award from the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters. With that honor, she earned the distinction of being the first woman, the first African American, and the first news anchor to receive the award. Additionally, she has won eight Emmy Awards as well as a George Foster Peabody Award for her journalism work.

Anne attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and graduated in 1973 with a degree in broadcasting. She moved to Nashville in 1976 to be a reporter and weekend anchor at News 2 and in 1980 became the primary anchor.

Beyond her career in television, Anne is also involved in the community. She served seven years on the UT Board of Trustees and is currently spokesperson for News 2’s Food to Families Campaign, a 30 year partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank. Over the years, Anne has also served on the boards of NCCJ, Book’em, Leadership Nashville, Cumberland Valley Girl Scouts, Middle Tennessee March of Dimes, Inroads/Nashville, Inc., the United Way of Middle Tennessee; the Honorary Leadership Committee for the Nashville Chamber of Commerce’s Partnership 2000 Project and numerous non-profit fundraising committees.

 

About Cable

Nashville Cable is one of Tennessee’s largest and most established network of professionals with more than 500 members and a 37-year history of helping women reach their full potential. The organization’s status as the premier leadership organization for women’s professional advancement has shaped its networking programs and advocacy initiatives and created a forward-thinking infrastructure to effect positive change. Cable’s hallmark initiative is Women on Corporate Boards (WoCB), with key programs also including The ATHENA Awards, the Cable Civic Leadership program in partnership with Lipscomb University, and the Power of Inclusion Awards and luncheon. For information about Cable, please visit www.nashcable.staging.wpengine.com.

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January 8, 2016

Mayor Barry speaks to Nashville Cable

 

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Nashville Cable hosts our first female mayor to discuss her first 100 days in office

As Nashville’s first elected female mayor, Mayor Megan Barry embodies the very mission of Cable as a leadership organization: the promotion of women’s professional advancement.

Join Cable members for a luncheon discussion with Mayor Barry on Wednesday, January 13th about her first 100 days in office. At the luncheon, which will take place from 11:30am – 1pm at the Music City Center’s room 101 A-D (201 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville), Mayor Barry will talk about her progress so far in key initiatives including public education, transportation, affordable housing and economic growth.

Mayor Barry will also discuss the strides she’s made in championing diversity and women’s professional advancement within the mayor’s office – appointing a diverse, majority female staff that reflects the city of Nashville.

Members of the media are invited to attend. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Cable President & CEO Susan Huggins at shuggins@nashvillecable.org or 615-321-2260.

 

About Megan Barry

Megan Barry is the seventh mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. Her election in the Sept. 10, 2015, runoff, after receiving the most votes in the Aug. 6 general election, represents a historic milestone as she is the first female mayor of Nashville.

Barry’s election is also historic in that she is the first Metro Council member to ascend to the office of mayor. First elected in the runoff election of 2007 for the position of Council at-large, Barry went on to receive the most votes of the five winning at-large candidates in 2011.

Megan Barry is married to Bruce Barry, a professor of organization studies at Vanderbilt. Their son, Max, is a junior in college, and they share their home with two rescue dogs, Hank and Boris.

 

About Cable

Nashville Cable is one of Tennessee’s largest and most established network of professionals with more than 500 members and a 37-year history of helping women reach their full potential. The organization’s status as the premier leadership organization for women’s professional advancement has shaped its networking programs and advocacy initiatives and created a forward-thinking infrastructure to effect positive change. Cable’s hallmark initiative is Women on Corporate Boards (WoCB), with key programs also including The ATHENA Awards, the Cable Civic Leadership program in partnership with Lipscomb University, and the Power of Inclusion Awards and luncheon. For information about Cable, please visit www.nashcable.staging.wpengine.com.

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April 20, 2015

Press Release

Co-founder of Black Entertainment Television addresses Cable for Power of Inclusion

19 Apr 2015 11:11 AM |
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 15, 2015
CONTACT: Susan Huggins
615-321-2260
cable_ed@nashvillecable.org

Co-founder of Black Entertainment Television addresses Power of Inclusion

Sheila C. Johnson, nationally esteemed philanthropist and CEO, to come to Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sheila Johnson is an African-American entrepreneur who co-founded Black Entertainment Television (BET) and is part-owner of the three sports teams in the NHL, NBA and the WNBA.

In 2005, Johnson founded Salamander Hospitality, a hospitality and management company through which she owns and manages two resorts and an inn, among other properties.

With an estimated net worth of $400 million, she ranks second only to Oprah Winfrey among the wealthiest black females in the United States

In short, she knows something about success.

On May 13, Johnson will serve as the keynote speaker at the 10th annual Power of Inclusion awards at Nashville’s Music City Center.

The Power of Inclusion awards acknowledge individuals and corporations who “walk the talk” with their commitment to diversity and inclusion in the local community. The honor is awarded by Nashville Cab!e, the 500-member, premier leadership organization for women’s professional advancement.

Johnson will offer lessons from a leader.

Members of the media are invited to attend. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Cab!e Executive Director Susan Huggins at cable_ed@nashvillecable.org or 615-321-2260.

May Luncheon
Power of Inclusion with BET founder Sheila C. Johnson
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
11:30-1:00 p.m.
Music City Center, 201 5th Ave. S., Nashville, Tenn.
Registration: http://nashvillecable.org/event-1844215

Cost: $40 for Cab!e members, $50 for general public

Deadline is Friday, May 8, 2015

About Cab!e
Nashville Cab!e is Tennessee’s largest and most established network of professionals with more than 500 members and a 36-year history of helping women reach their full potential. The organization’s status as the premier leadership organization for the professional advancement of women has shaped its networking programs and advocacy initiatives and created a forward-thinking infrastructure to effect positive change. Cab!e’s hallmark initiative is Women on Corporate Boards (WoCB), with key programs also including The ATHENA Awards, the Cab!e Civic Leadership program in partnership with Lipscomb University, and the Power of Inclusion Awards and luncheon. For information about Cab!e, please visit www.nashcable.staging.wpengine.com.

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