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.
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 full-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. Award Nomination Forms are found here.
Our next A Day of ATHENA Workshop & Awards Program will be held Friday, October 4, 2019.
Over the years, we have had many dynamic women receive the ATHENA Leadership Awards and we are thrilled to share the list with you!
Friday, August 2nd from 8:00 am to 9:30 am at OhioHealth Pickerington
Mary Rauchenstein is the owner and chief encouragement officer at Leadership Edge Solutions. Mary is passionate about shaping tomorrow’s leaders today, through her coaching, facilitation, speaking and writing.
Mary has more than 30 years’ experience in leadership positions spanning operations, marketing, training and human resources at brands such as Donatos, Mills James and Rax Restaurants.
Mary obtained a bachelor’s degree from Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, which is located just north of Pittsburgh. She earned a master’s degree in Human Resource Development from The Ohio State University.
In 2013, Mary was awarded the HR Executive of the Year for a mid-size organization from Columbus CEO Magazine. In 2015 Mary obtained her coaching certification through the John Maxwell brand. In October 2018, Mary published her first book, Right of Passage: Surviving Shame and Battling Bullies of all Ages.
Mary is also passionate about shining a light on the impact of childhood bullying and in 2018 she became a certified education advocate through the Center for Teacher Effectiveness. She can also provide staff training for teachers to assist with classroom management.
The Women's Leadership Coalition is sponsored by the generosity of