By Kelsey Hanks:
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is calling for nominations for the region’s 23rd Annual ATHENA Awards®, in the categories of the following:
• ATHENA Award®
The ATHENA Award® honors an exceptional individual who has attained and personifies the highest level of professional excellence, demonstrates support for the goals of women professionals, and provides significant and selfless assistance on their behalf.
• ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award
The ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award honors an exceptional individual who is an emerging leader in her/his business or profession, who gives back to the community in meaningful ways, and who clearly serves as a role model for young women both personally and professionally.
Nominations are due by Friday, July 20, 2012, at noon. Forms are available online at www.thepartnership.org/Athena or by calling (716) 541-1759.
The 2012 recipients will be announced and all nominees honored at the 23rd Annual ATHENA Awards® Luncheon on Friday, November 8, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.
Photo: Connie Vari, Executive Vice President and COO of Kaleida Health, was the 2011 Athena Award recipient and Christine Bonaguide, a Partner at Hodgson Russ LLP, received the 2011 Athena Young Professional Award.