Tickets are now on sale for a very special celebration, the 25th Annual ATHENA Awards luncheon, set for noon to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.
At this silver anniversary celebration, the Rochester Business Alliance's Women's Council will honor 18 women chosen as finalists for the award for demonstrating significant achievements in business, community service and the professional advancement of women.
Women's Council will also pay a special tribute to past recipients, as well as Susan R. Holliday, president and publisher of the Rochester Business Journal, in recognition of her community leadership and longstanding support as founding sponsor of the ATHENA program in Rochester.
The 2011 ATHENA Award recipient will be announced at the luncheon. The ATHENA Award is given annually by the Women's Council to a local professional woman who has demonstrated significant achievements in business, community service and the professional advancement of women. The 2010 recipient was Jennifer Leonard, president and executive director of the Rochester Area Community Foundation.
The 2011 finalists are:
Patron tables are also available for $1,500, and include sponsorship recognition and an invitation to a private reception honoring the finalists, sponsored by the E. Philip Saunders College of Business at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Reservation deadline is Jan. 15. For information or to purchase tickets/tables, contact Susan George at the Rochester Business Alliance at (585) 256-4612 or Susan.George@RBAlliance.com.
The Women's Council is an affiliate of the Rochester Business Alliance. Some of the past ATHENA recipients include Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox Corp., Carolyn Portanova, CEO of Catholic Family Center, Patricia Malgieri, former deputy mayor of Rochester and pediatrician Dr. Ruth Lawrence.