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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, January 04, 2017 11:09 am

Greater Fort Wayne accepting Athena award nominations

Lisa Green | The Journal Gazette

Greater Fort Wayne Inc. is accepting nominations until Feb. 17 for this year's Athena Award Program, the organization announced this week.

The 12th annual awards luncheon is in March.

The program celebrates exceptional men, women and organizations who have "served the community in a meaningful way and have assisted women in their attainment of professional goals and leadership skills," a Tuesday news release said.

Individuals are recognized through a Leadership Award, a Young Professional Award, and an Organizational Leadership Award.

The Leadership Award and the Young Professional Award honor individuals who demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession. This includes devoting time and energy to improve the quality of life for others. 

Individuals must be 40 or younger to be considered for The Young Professional Award.

The Organizational Leadership Award recognizes an organization within the community that creates a culture that encourages women employees to achieve full leadership potential, and gives back to the larger community of women and girls by providing and/or supporting leadership development opportunities and initiatives.

Greater Fort Wayne is a Chamber alliance. Nominations for the awards are available on the GFW Inc. website at

The March 29 awards luncheon will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Hotel Fort Wayne, 305 E. Washington Center Road. 

Individual tickets are $35 and table sponsorships are $500. Table sponsors receive one table for eight individuals to attend the event and will have their logo and/or company name recognized at the table. Those interested are asked to register by March 22 at