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  • The Women’s Leadership Coalition (WLC) is a networking and professional development program established by the Pickerington Area Chamber of Commerce. Its mission is to cultivate the talent within each other by reaching out to today's women executives and tomorrow's leaders. The Women's Leadership Coalition is comprised of dynamic women who have unique abilities that empower those around them and who together develop practical solutions based on innovative ideas woven woven with life experiences.

    We would like to personally invite you to join this energizing group!

  • ATHENA Leadership Awards



                                                                                                                                                            2018 ATHENA Recipients (l to r) Cheryl Ricketts, Lauren Norwood, Keisha Smith 


    As part of the Women's Leadership Coalition, each year we celebrate A Day of ATHENA Workshop & Awards Program. This half-day event includes a speaker, women's leadership workshop, and the presentation of the ATHENA Leadership Awards in three categories: ATHENA Leadership Award, ATHENA Emerging Leader Award, and the Youth Award.   

    Our next A Day of ATHENA Workshop & Awards Program will be held Friday, October 4, 2019. 

    ‚Äč‚ÄčOver the years, we have had many dynamic women receive the ATHENA Leadership Awards and we are thrilled to share the list with you!


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  • A Day of ATHENA Workshop & Awards Program Sponsorship Opportunities A Day of ATHENA Workshop & Awards Program Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Upcoming Events

  • Becoming an ATHENA Leader...Crafting a Leadership Vision, Creating Laser Focus, and Implementing your Plan presented by Cheryl Ricketts, Recipient of the 2018 ATHENA Leadership Award

    Friday, October 4th from 7:45 am to 1:00 pm at the Wigwam Event Center


    Cheryl is the Vice President of Administration and Chief Human Resource Officer at CBI Global and Owner of Competitive Edge HR. She has a passion for creating exceptional results by improving processes and the skills of employees and team members. Cheryl is a natural leader and excels at moving issues from starting points to conclusion. She does this by starting with a comprehensive effort to fully understand the issue while gaining consensus of what success would look like. Cheryl is never one to shy away from a difficult challenge.

    Throughout her career, Cheryl has supported colleagues who were new in their role, had career questions, or needed support with some task or responsibility. One of her longest continuous coaching experiences was working with a young woman who lived with Cheryl while recovering from drug addiction. Cheryl assisted her in fine-tuning life skills, creating her vision for the future and dealing with challenging relationships.

    Cheryl says, “true leadership is not about positional power; it is about creating a vision and environment which enables people to succeed.”

    The 2019 A Day of ATHENA Workshop & Awards Program will be held Friday, October 4th at the Wigwam Events Center from 7:45 am to 1:00 pm. Registration is required. More information about the 2019 A Day of ATHENA Workshop & Awards Program is found here.  

  • The Women's Leadership Coalition is sponsored by the generosity of