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  • Congratulations to the 2022 ATHENA Leadership Award Winners!

    On October 7, we celebrated community leaders and recognized a number of nominees for the ATHENA Leadership Awards. Our 2023 A Day of ATHENA will be held November 3. Save the date!
  • 2022 ATHENA Leadership Award Recipient

  • Zulene Adams

    Z Promotions 

    Zulene is one of the founders and the CEO of Z Promotions. As a woman and minority entrepreneur, Zulene is passionate about ensuring that all women- and minority-owned businesses have an equal chance to have a seat at the table. As the National Association of Women Business Owners’ former VP of Public Policy, Zulene was part of a group of women responsible for getting Ohio Senate Bill 105 passed. This bipartisan bill requires political subdivisions recognize state-level certifications for minority business enterprises, women-owned business enterprises, and veteran-friendly business enterprises.

  • 2022 Emerging ATHENA Leadership Award Recipient

  • Ella Williams

    Posh Teatime

    Ella is the owner of Posh Teatime Co., a luxury experience company that specializes in High Tea/Afternoon catering. Ella is an active member in both the Pickerington Chamber’s Women’s Leadership Coalition and the Westerville Chamber Women in Business group, as well as the National Association of Women Business Owners. Ella is also partnering with local female entrepreneurs to create a series of entrepreneurship workshops to help minority women navigate the pitfalls of entrepreneurship and to build leadership skills. This series will also focus on creating an environment where women have equal access to opportunities and resources.

  • 2022 Youth ATHENA Leadership Award Recipient

  • Disha Hoque

    Pickerington Central

    Disha is co-president of Bring Change To Mind Club, which focuses on mental health awareness. She is vice-president of Pickerington Central’s National Honors Society Chapter, a member of Sunny Side Up and Link Crew and has been running cross country for six years. She graduated from the Global Scholars Honors diploma program last year and has been editor-in-chief of the Tiger Tea literary publication. She is currently participating in year 4 of the PLTW biomedical pathway program, which involves shadowing at the Ohio Health medical campus in Pickerington.