ATHENA Awards-International Women’s Day Celebration

Thursday, March 8, 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

In honor of International Women’s Day, ATHENA Valley of the Sun will be hosting the 2nd Annual ATHENA Awards.

Join us for an event honoring and celebrating women of all ages and stages of leadership.

  • Learn how women inspire change locally and globally
  • Support leadership development for women in all communities
  • Be motivated by the stories of the ATHENAS being honored.
  • Unite with women in our community
  • Discover attributes of leadership traits intuitive to women

ATHENA honors the highest level of professional excellence coupled with the values of giving back and the responsibility for opening leadership opportunities for others.

This inspiring event will honor ATHENA Leadership Award honoree, renowned psychologist, speaker and best-selling author, Dr. Eileen Borris.  The topic of her acceptance speech on March 8 is “C’Mon Baby, Ignite Your Fire” to encourage more women to take part in creating positive change in their communities.


You will also hear stories of six HAIL honorees, Deborah Welch, Saundra Schrock, Jill Mapstead, Holly Rose, Susan Cordts and Maya Bernadette, chosen for their leadership demonstrating one of the following ATHENA Principles: Live Authentically, Learn Constantly, Advocate Fiercely, Foster Collaboration or Build Relationships. 

ATHENA Valley of the Sun (AVOS) strives to Support, Honor and Develop the next generation of women leaders.  From this year’s Young ATHENA program, ten outstanding young women who lead in their communities, will serve as emcees for the event and lead a panel discussion with our HAIL honorees.

“This event is about celebrating the inspiring stories of women igniting change not only in Arizona but also globally.” ~Dr. Kristine Quade, 

We invite you to spend International Women’s Day with us!

Event Details

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Check-in 10:30am-11:00am

Luncheon Event 11:00am-1:30pm

Phoenix Airport Marriott

Proceeds provide leadership programs to women. All monetary sponsorships and donations are tax deductible.


Tickets for this event are $85 for non-members and $75 for members. If you are an ATHENA VOS member, please login with your username to see all available purchasing options.

By attending this event, you automatically give your permission to be photographed and/or video-recorded by the ATHENA staff for print, internet content or another medium, unless you direct otherwise.

Registration is open until March 7th at 10:00am.


Thank you to the ATHENA Leadership principle sponsors:

  • Build Relationships – Fry’s Food stores
  • Act Courageously – The Rob and Melani Walton Foundation
  • Live Authentically – Freeport McMoRan
  • Learn Constantly – Kolbe Corp
  • Foster Collaboration – Patient Wellness Collaboration
  • Advocate Fiercely – Global Chamber of Commerce


Bookings are closed for this event.

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Phoenix Airport Marriott

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