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  •  The Pickerington Area Chamber ATHENA Leadership Awards  

    Since 1998, the Pickerington Area Chamber has brought together community and business leaders to celebrate the individuals who excel in their professions, give back to their communities, and raise up other leaders. Join nearly 150 fellow attendees for a program exploring leadership and networking, culminating in the presentation of the ATHENA Leadership Award, ATHENA Emerging Leader Award, and the Youth ATHENA Award. 

    The ATHENA Leadership Award was inspired by the Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare. The embodiment of good counsel and heroic endeavor, Athena was admired for her courage and devotion to civilization and justice. Athena knew her worth and forged her own path. The ATHENA Leadership Award is presented to the woman or man whose own path shows achievement at the highest level of professional excellence, who is devoted to improving the quality of life in her or his community, and who actively assists others, especially women, in realizing their leadership potential.  

    Since 1982 more than 7000 individuals around the world have been honored with this award on the local, national, or international level. The ATHENA Leadership Award is presented annually by women's organizations, universities, and chambers of commerce. The Pickerington Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to participate in this prestigious leadership awards program.

    More information about ATHENA International may be found here. To see the past ATHENA Award winners, click here.

     

    Now Accepting Nominations
    for PACC's 25th Annual ATHENA Awards

    It's the time of year, once again, where we seek nominees for the Annual ATHENA Awards program. Since 1998, the Pickerington Area Chamber has hosted the ATHENA Awards, and each year we are amazed at the nominees and all that they have accomplished. If you know of a deserving person, please nominate them today! 

    We will celebrate the nominees and announce the 2022 ATHENA Award Recipients at the A Day of ATHENA Program on Friday, October 7, which is sponsored by Competitive Edge HR.

     

  • ATHENA Leadership Award Criteria and Nomination Form ATHENA Leadership Award Criteria and Nomination Form

    ATHENA Nominees are leaders who meet each of the following criteria:

    • Is a member in good standing of the Pickerington Area Chamber of Commerce (all employees of the member company are also eligible)
    • Demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in her/his business or profession
    • Provides valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in her/his community
    • Clearly serves as a role model for young women both personally and professionally

     

    ATHENA Award Nominees may represent either the profit or non/not-for profit sector.

    Download the ATHENA Leadership Award Nomination Form here.

    Emerging ATHENA Leadership Award Criteria and Nomination Form Emerging ATHENA Leadership Award Criteria and Nomination Form

    The ATHENA Emerging Leader Nominee is a leader who meets each of the following criteria:

    • Is a member in good standing of the Pickerington Area Chamber of Commerce (all employees of the member company are also eligible)
    • Is between the ages of 21-39 (Young Professional)
    • Demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession
    • Provides valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in their community
    • Clearly serves as a role model for young women both personally and professionally

    The Emerging ATHENA Leadership Award Nominee may represent either the profit or non/not-for-profit sector and has approximately seven to twelve years of professional experience.

    Download the Emerging ATHENA Leadership Award Nomination Form.

    Youth ATHENA Award Criteria and Nomination Form Youth ATHENA Award Criteria and Nomination Form

    Youth ATHENA Nominees are young women within the Pickerington Local High Schools who meet each of the following criteria: 

    • Lives in Pickerington and attends Pickerington North or Central High School
    • Demonstrates excellence, creativity, and initiative in her school activities
    • Provides valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in her community
    • Clearly serves as a role model for young women both personally and professionally

     

    Download the Youth ATHENA Award Nomination Form.

     

  • Nomination Deadline is Friday, August 19, at 5 p.m.


  • 2021 ATHENA Leadership Award Recipient

  • Jaclyn Rohaly

    City of Pickerington City Councilwoman 

    Jaclyn is on the Development Board for Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation, a member of the International Advisory Council at Nationwide Children’s, serves on the Finance, Service, and Rules committee for the City of Pickerington, is a cheer coach, teacher’s aide, and captain of the National Kidney Foundation’s walk team at Nationwide Children’s. Jaclyn serves as a mentor through the Ohio Chamber of Commerce for the Latina Mentoring Academy where she is paired with a mentee to help them achieve their career goals.  She has a passion for giving back, strives to always be her best self, be a positive role model, and help others succeed. 


  • 2021 Emerging ATHENA Leadership Award Recipient

  • Sarah Jackson

    Co-Owner, Combustion Brewery & Taproom

    As a woman in a male dominated industry, Sarah has been instrumental in starting a holiday at Combustion to celebrate International Women’s Day, where they invite women owned businesses in to host a vendor fair, they partner with the Girl Scouts to do a beer and cookie pairing and have invited women in the brewing industry from all over Ohio to help create their very own beer, Lady Peiskos (a hazy IPA)! 


  • 2021 Youth ATHENA Leadership Award Recipient

  • Arden Santa

    Arden Santa is a Senior at Pickerington High School North where she is a top student making the Academic Honor Roll all four years and has maintained a 4.587 GPA.  She is a member of the National Honor Society and has served on student council all four years. Arden volunteers in the children’s ministry at her church, has served on the Teen Advisory Board at the Pickerington Public Library helping to plan events for teens and children, and has given countless hours of volunteer time to many school and community events throughout the years.


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