Presented to leaders across professional sectors, the ATHENA Award’s rich history, international scope, and focus on mentorship distinguish it as one of the most prestigious leadership awards one can receive. Nominees must be women who exemplify leadership, superior performance, commitment to community, and unselfish assistance to women and women’s issues.
Nashville ATHENA Nominations open each year in October. Organizations across the Greater Nashville area are encouraged to nominate one member for each category. Nominees are honored during a lunch and evening event held annually in March.
Nominations for the 2024 Nashville ATHENA Awards have closed!
The Traditional category pays tribute to exceptional women who embody innovation, creativity, and excellence in their professions. By actively contributing to their communities and taking on the vital role of mentoring fellow women, they forge an inspiring legacy and uplifting environment that encourages future female leaders to thrive.
Established in 2011, the YP category shines a light on budding women leaders in the age group of 25-40. These remarkable women are distinctive for their exceptional professional accomplishments, along with their substantial contributions to enhancing community life. Serving as inspirational role models both on personal and professional fronts, they pave the way for the next generation of young women to follow in their empowering footsteps.
We are excited to announce that the 34th Annual Nashville ATHENA Award and Scholarship Program will be held in March 2024. Two recognitions will be presented at the ATHENA Award event.