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.
ATHENA Nominees are leaders who meet each of the following criteria:
ATHENA Award Nominees may represent either the profit or non/not-for profit sector.
The ATHENA Emerging Leader Nominee is a leader who meets each of the following criteria:
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.
Youth ATHENA Nominees are young women within the Pickerington Local High Schools who meet each of the following criteria:
Nomination Deadline is Friday, August 19, at 5 p.m.
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.
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 (a hazy IPA)!
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.