The Business Forum: 2023 ATHENA Award nomination application deadline has been extended to Jan. 11

Madison, Wis. (Jan. 4, 2023) — The Business Forum (TBF) encourages the community to apply for the 2023 ATHENA Award.

The ATHENA Award actively supports and celebrates the ATHENA mission of supporting, developing, and honoring women leaders, inspiring women to achieve their full potential—creating balance in leadership worldwide. The ATHENA Award honors individuals who strive for the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, who excel in their chosen field, devote time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and forge paths of leadership for other women to follow.

ATHENA Recipients must demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession, provide valuable service by devoting time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community, and assist women in reaching their full leadership potential.

If you, or someone you know, meet these three criteria, please fill out the nomination form. Both men and women are eligible.

Nominators must fill out the form by Jan. 11, 2023. Self-nominations are welcome.

The form is all that is used in the selection process. The ATHENA Award Committee will review all applications to ensure that they are complete and that all nominees meet the ATHENA criteria. A panel of community leaders will review the finalists and select the ATHENA Award Recipient. Our selection committee is asked to keep any/all outside knowledge of the nominee out of their consideration.

Nominees must be present at the celebration scheduled on March 14, 2023, from 3-5 p.m. at the Girl Scouts of WI – Badgerland, 4801 S. Biltmore Lane, Madison. This is where the ATHENA Award Recipient will be announced.