The Business Forum of Madison: Call for ATHENA award nominations for 2012

Contact: Merri Oxley
[email protected]
608-877-0528 /608-332-5565

Madison, WI, September 22, 2011 – The Business Forum (TBF) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting nominations for the 15th annual ATHENA Award Celebration. Nominations will be accepted through October 31, 2011.

The Business Forum hosts the annual ATHENA Award Celebration to honor outstanding individuals who demonstrate excellence and initiative in their careers, community involvement and support of women. The ATHENA Award Celebration event is also the largest fund-raiser for The Business Forum. It provides scholarships to Madison area women to advance their professional goals by furthering their education.

The ATHENA Award was created by ATHENA International, an organization dedicated to creating leadership opportunities for women. In Dane County, the ATHENA Award Celebration is hosted by TBF, a professional businesswomen’s organization that fosters the personal and professional growth of its members and other women.

Any individual, business, or professional group can nominate someone for the ATHENA Award. Initial nomination forms are available at or by emailing [email protected] or by contacting TBF at (608) 443-2486, Ext. 140.

Qualified nominees and the Award Recipient will be honored at The Business Forum’s ATHENA Award Celebration next spring, on March 13, 2012. TBF hosts the event in partnership with the United Way of Dane County and Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds from the event go to The Business Forum Foundation, an organization that provides scholarships to female high school and returning adult students.