Nominations

#ATHENALEADERS

Nominations for our 2020 awards have closed!

Check back next year when nominations open for our 2021 awards if you know someone who has what it takes to be an #ATHENALEADER. Review the nomination criteria below.

The ATHENA Leadership Award® Program

The ATHENA Leadership Awards® celebrate exemplary leadership and is reflective of Plato’s “What is honored in a country will be cultivated there.” Over 7,000 recipients in more than 500 communities across 8 countries have been honored with the ATHENALeadership Award since the program’s inception in 1982. Presented to leaders across professional sectors, the award’s rich history, international scope and focus on mentorship of women distinguish it as one of the most prestigious leadership awards one can receive. For more information, on ATHENA International please visit:www.athenainternational.org.

Now in it’s 8th year, the Long Island Chapter of ATHENA is once again proud to open the nomination   period for this years recipients of the ATHENA Leadership and ATHENA Young Professional awards.  These awards serve to celebrate and support women leaders throughout different phases of their careers. The ATHENALeadership Award is presented to a woman, or man, who is honored for attaining  professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their achievement of professional excellence and leadershipskills.

For more information, please visit: www.athenainternational.org

**Extended deadline for submission is September 17, 2019 by 5:00pm**

The ATHENA Awards are awarded without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, gender, disability or other protected status.

The ATHENA Leadership Award® Criteria

ATHENA Leadership Award nominees are women leaders who meet each of the following criteria:

•Demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or
•Provide valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in their
•Actively assist women in achieving their full leadership

Qualifications

ATHENA Leadership Award nominees must meet the following qualifications to be nominated:

•They may represent either the profit or not-for-profit sector
•All nominees must live and work on Long Island
•20+ years of professional experience demonstrating progressive advancement through their career
•Must be able to demonstrate volunteerism or some form of community outreach internal and external to their workplace role

Sample Application Questions

Nominee Information

•Nominee Name *
•Home Address (including city, state, zip) *
•Phone *
•Personal Email Address *
•Company / Organization *
•Title / Position *
•Business Address (including city, state, zip) *
•Work Phone *
•Business Email Address *

Nominator Information (Please complete all fields below for the NOMINATOR. Self-Nominations are accepted.)

•Nominator Name *
•Company / Organization *
•Business Address (including city, state, zip) *
•Work Phone *
•Business Email Address *

About the Nominee (Please provide a response for each of the questions below.)

•Professional Leadership *
Provide specific examples of how the nominee has demonstrated excellence, creativity and •Personal Leadership / Mentorship – *
Provide specific examples of how the nominee has actively assisted women in achieving their full leadership potential, and/or demonstrated support for their personal and professional advancement.
•Community Leadership – *
Provide specific examples of how the nominee provides valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in their community. Please include details on community efforts OUTSIDE of the nominee’s primary job responsibilities. Include type and length of service in civic and service organizations and initiatives.
•Additional Information Pertaining to Criteria –
OPTIONAL – You have the option to include additional information your nominee within the space provided.

Past Recipients

The ATHENA Leadership Award was launched on Long Island in 2013 by KPMG LLP with the support of a number of Long Island based corporations and enterprises. During the first three years of the award on Long Island, three outstanding women have been honored as recipients of the award and several others have been celebrated as finalists. Award recipients have been:

•Roslyn Goldmacher, President and Founder of the Long Island Development Corporation – 2013
•Christina Falcone, Director of Financial Shared Services and Treasury at Adecco Group North America – 2014
•Martha Stark, Group Director and Senior Vice President, Signature Bank – 2015
•Nancy Engelhardt, Founding Director of The Energeia Partnership at Molloy College – 2016
•Katherine Heaviside, Founder of Epoch 5 Marketing and Public Relations – 2017
•Anne Shybunko-Moore, CEO and owner, GSE Dynamics – 2018
•Jane Duggan, Senior Vice President, TD Bank – 2019

ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award® Program

The ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award® is an international award presented to emerging women leaders across professional sectors for exemplary leadership. A natural extension of the original ATHENA Leadership Award, which has honored nearly 7,000 established women leaders worldwide, the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award was established in 2007 by ATHENA International and is nationally underwritten by KPMG. For more information, on ATHENA International please visit: www.athenainternational.org.

Now in it’s 8th year, the Long Island Chapter of ATHENA is once again proud to open the nomination    period for this years recipients of the ATHENA  Leadership and ATHENAYoung  Professional awards. These awards serve to celebrate and support women leaders throughout different phases of their careers. The ATHENAYoung Professional Leadership Award is presented to a woman, or man, who is honored for attaining professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their achievement of professional excellence and leadershipskills.

For more information, please visit: www.athenainternational.org

**Extended deadline for submission is September 17, 2019 by 5:00pm**

The ATHENA Awards are awarded without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, gender, disability or other protected status.

The ATHENA YPL Award® Criteria

ATHENA Young Professional Nominees are emerging women leaders. Past recipients of this award have shown true dedication to their community and their profession.

ATHENA Young Professional nominees are women leaders who meet each of the following criteria:

•Is establishing herself as a business leader; demonstrating excellence, creativity and initiative
•Is seen as a role model for younger women both professionally and personally
•Is seen to provide valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in her community; is viewed as an advocate for others
•Is building relationships with people inside and outside of her network; drawing upon her network to collaborate and help enrich the lives of others

Qualifications

Qualifications

ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award nominees must meet the following qualifications to be nominated:

•They may represent either the profit or not-for-profit sector
•All nominees must live and work on Long Island
•A minimum of 5 years of professional experience demonstrating progressive advancement through their career
•Must be able to demonstrate volunteerism or some form of community outreach internal and external to their workplace role
Award Recipients

Sample Application Questions

Nominee Information

•Nominee Name *
•Home Address (including city, state, zip) *
•Phone *
•Personal Email Address *
•Company / Organization *
•Title / Position *
•Business Address (including city, state, zip) *
•Work Phone *
•Business Email Address *

Nominator Information (Please complete all fields below for the NOMINATOR. Self-Nominations are accepted.)

•Nominator Name *
•Company / Organization *
•Business Address (including city, state, zip) *
•Work Phone *
•Business Email Address *

About the Nominee (Please provide a response for each of the questions below.)

•Professional Leadership *
Provide specific examples of how the nominee is an emerging leader in her chosen profession.
•Personal Leadership / Mentorship – *
Provide specific examples of how the nominee serves as a role model for young women personally and professionally, and/or how she actively supports women in realizing their full leadership potential.
•Community Leadership – *
Provide specific examples of how the nominee provides valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in their community. Please include details on community efforts OUTSIDE of the nominee’s primary job responsibilities. Include type and length of service in civic and service organizations and initiatives.
•Additional Information Pertaining to Criteria –
OPTIONAL – You have the option to include additional information your nominee within the space provided.

Past Recipients

The ATHENA Young Professional Award was also launched in 2013 on Long Island, led by KPMG LLP and supported by a team of Long Island based corporations and enterprises. Three wonderful role models have received the award so far:

•Jennifer Tuschong, Process Development Manager, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. -2013
•Judith Heller, Senior Director, Ambulatory Network Development at the North Shore-LIJ Health System – 2014
•Laura Palacios, Group Director, Vice President Investments, Signature Securities -2015
•Michelle E. Schmitt, Esq., Partner, Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP – 2016
•Kristen Capezza, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Adelphi University – 2017
•Erin Storch, Regional Account Director, Crossover Health – 2018
•Stephanie Espina, Director of Freshman Admissions, Adelphi University – 2019