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  • ATHENA® Young Professional Leadership Award Application

  • If you have any questions, please email Michelle Braswell, [email protected] for assistance. 


  • Who are you nominating? 


  • Nominated by:

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  • Evaluation of each candidate is weighted as following:

  • Professional Leadership: 25%

    Community Services: 25%

    Personal Leadership: 50%

  • If you need to save and resume your application at any time, please select FILL LATER in the lower corner. 

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  • Professional Leadership

  • Provide examples of how the nominee achieved the highest level of excellence in their business or profession. Please provide specific examples of how the nominee is an emerging leader in their chosen profession.


  • How has the nominee contributed to the diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives in their organization? Indicate how they provided positive community impact as a result of their participation when applicable.

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  • Community Service

  • Provide specific examples of how the nominee provides valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in their community. Include the type and length of service in civic and service organizations and initiatives. Indicate how they provided positive community impact as a result of their participation when applicable.

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  • Personal Leadership

  • Provide specific examples of how the nominee clearly serves as a role model for young women both personally and professionally.

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  • Optional: Selfie video by the nominee.

  • Although encouraged, nominees and nominators have the option of enhancing their application by answering a minimum of 3 of the 5 questions.

    • What would you like us to know about you that your application did not reveal?
    • What key skill helped propel you to where you are today?
    • If not for X, I wouldn’t be where I am in life.
    • What does female mentorship mean to you?
    • What is one accomplishment that you are most proud of?
  • Please enter the URL of the video, or upload the video:

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  • Supporting Information

  • You can add up to 3 supporting collateral pieces. Examples: promotion acknowledgements, awards, honors received, published articles, etc. 

  • If you have trouble uploading the optional video or supporting documents, please email these files to [email protected] to attach to the application.