ATHENA Awards 2020

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
11:00 am PDT - 1:30 pm PDT

ATHENA Valley of the Sun would like to thank you all for supporting the luncheon to honor the special women in our community. We cannot allow the global circumstance to take away from the attention these powerful women demonstrate daily. In fact, we are quite certain theses women will shine brighter in the situation.

In order to maintain the health of our community, and in compliance with the Governor’s June 29th Executive Order, the ATHENA HAIL Awards luncheon will be held on July 28, 2020 as a virtual event with lunch. If you’ve already registered, your spot will be held for you and lunch will be coordinated via GrubHub.

In the meantime, we will continue to lift up our honorees and send reminders of the upcoming event. Please mark your calendars for the best celebration ever!


Click to learn more about this year’s Global Recipient

Meet the 2020 HAIL Awards Recipients

Every year, we gather to CELEBRATE the accomplishments of 6 women leaders who are exemplar demonstrations of the ATHENA Leadership Principles.

ATHENA Valley of the Sun (AVOS) is an affiliate of ATHENA International and delivers the Becoming ATHENA Leadership programs. AVOS SUPPORTS, DEVELOPS, and HONORS women leaders of all ages.

What to expect from this Virtual Awards Event:

  • Special musical opening from Julliard trained Young ATHENA, Chloe Kwa
  • Martha Mertz, founder of ATHENA International
  • The ATHENA International Board of Directors
  • MC Phoebe Swan, Medtronic
  • Recognition of Cohort 3 of the ATHENA Executive Leadership Program
  • A challenge for Act Courageously from our Young ATHENAs
  • Honoring our Recipients:
    • Getting to know their amazing story
    • Live panel questions asked by the Young ATHENAs
    • We will be going live to where you are (virtually) to hear your “shout out” congrats message from your group or you individually for the HAIL Recipients
    • Be prepared to be surprised by some of the celebrities that come in!
    • ALERT: plan your Celebrate message
  • Founders Award: presented by Dr. Kristine Quade
  • Honoring Global Recipient:
    • Introduction by Mrs. Melani Walton, Global Recipient 2019
  • Shelley Zallis: 2020 ATHENA Global Recipient
  • Global Award presented by Martha Mertz, Founder of ATHENA
    • Time for more shout outs!

Additional things to know:

  • You will receive a $30 value GrubHub coupon to use for your virtual lunch (or within 3 days)
  • If you send us your snail mail, you will receive the program and other goodies.
  • Dress to be seen live!


Can’t attend but still want to support ATHENA Valley of the Sun?  Click here to Donate Today:


Bookings are closed for this event.

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