The nomination period is underway for the annual ATHENA International Awards to celebrate women leaders. 

Poughkeepsie-The Chamber Foundation is accepting nominations for the ATHENA International Award until June 2nd.

Chamber Foundation Accepting Nominations for ATHENA Awards


Now in its 12th year here in the Hudson Valley, the ATHENA Award is given to members of the community who best embody the ATHENA Leadership Model, which focuses on the personal traits of strong, successful leaders. It captures the spirit and collaborative leadership style often exemplified in women leaders, while also recognizing the importance of courageous acts and fierce advocacy in pursuit of excellence.

In the past, honorees have been selected and one was chosen to represent the group, effectively diminishing the much-deserved recognition of the others. For the second year, The Foundation will charge each honoree with the task of being an advocate for the ATHENA model.

The ATHENA Award Honorees will be recognized in November.
The Chamber Foundation, Inc., was established in 2002 to promote education and training programs for local youth and professionals with the goal of enhancing the Hudson Valley region’s future of economic growth. Its mission is to provide educational opportunities for youth and the workforce, to build and strengthen personal and business capacity, develop leadership skills and foster a commitment to community service.

For more information about the ATHENA Award, contact Communications & Marketing Coordinator Loren Hoffman at 


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