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  • ATHENA® 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: 60%

    Community Services: 20%

    Personal Leadership: 20%

  • 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

  • Please provide examples of how the nominee has achieved the highest level of excellence in their business or profession.


  • How has the nominee impacted the following:

    • Achievements of the organization
    • Goals and objectives of the organization
    • Profitability and/or net worth of the organization

  • How have the nominee's projects and/or processes contributed to the quality of their organization? Specify projects/processess and results. 


  • What significant contributions has the nominee made toward increasing employee satisfaction for their organizations?


  • In what ways has the nominee contributed to the future planning or vision of their organization? Please specify the contributions and anticipated results.


  • 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.


  • Please provide specific examples of how the nominee demonstrated excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession.

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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

  • Please provide examples of how the nominee specifically assisted women in reaching their full leadership potential and/or demonstrated support for their professional advancement.

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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.