The Herald, Sharon, Pa.


February 18, 2014

Nominations sought for Athena Leadership awards

MERCER, LAWRENCE COUNTIES — Nominations for prospective recipients of the second annual Lawrence/Mercer County Athena Leadership Award and the Athena Young Professional Leadership Award are being accepted by the Community Foundation of Western PA and Eastern OH.

Nominations are due by March 17th.

Athena Leadership Awards honor those individuals who:

• Have achieved excellence in her/his business, profession or community service,

• Have served the community in a meaningful way

• Have assisted women in their attainment of professional goals and leadership skills.

The Athena Awards will be presented on April 22nd at Park Inn by Radisson, Shenango Township. Chairing the 2014 event are the 2013 inaugural recipients JoAnn McBride, Athena Leadership Award, and Marci Radcliffe, Athena Young Professional Leadership Award.

Nominations will be accepted until March 17. Forms are available at or 2014 Athena Awards. Please send completed nomination forms to Marci Radcliffe,, or to JoAnn McBride,

About the Athena Leadership Award: The first Athena Leadership Award was presented in 1982 in Lansing, Mich. Since then, the program has grown to include presentations to more than 6,500 individuals in 500 communities in the United States as well as in Canada, China, Russia and the United Kingdom. The Athena Leadership Award takes the form of a hand-cast bronze sculpture symbolizing the strength, courage and wisdom of the recipient. The Athena Young Professional Leadership Award is a diamond shape with the Athena Leadership Tenets engraved on the face.

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