The ATHENA® Leadership Award Program
Supporting, Honoring and Developing Women Leaders
Step by Step Guide
Complete License Agreement
Return the license agreement and the annual license fee to ATHENA
International. This gives your organization permission to use the ATHENA
copyrighted materials and protects the quality and integrity of the ATHENA
Leadership Award Program. Before you begin, contact Emily Harris for an ATHENA Award Program License.
Select your ATHENA Liaison
Choose a point person to oversee the
ATHENA Leadership Award Program in your community.
Establish Planning Committee
This group oversees the logistics, publicity, sponsor recruitment and Recipient
Select Event Date
Inform ATHENA International of the
date for your ATHENA Leadership Award presentation.
Obtain Local Sponsorship
National underwriters often sponsor
local ATHENA Leadership Award events in the communities they serve. While they
are always offered the first invitation for local sponsorship, securing
additional sponsors is encouraged. Many communities offer multiple sponsorships
using tiered levels.
Encourage Local Publicity
Encourage the local sponsor(s) and
organizational partners to promote the event in all of their advertising and
press releases. Provide written press releases for this purpose.
Call for Nominations
Utilize your community’s resources
to reach as many people as possible when seeking nominees for the ATHENA
Establish Selection Committee
The duty of this group is to review
the nominations and through a series of discussions and written ballots
determine the award Recipient.
Order ATHENA Sculpture
Order your sculpture once you have
selected your Recipient. A sculpture order form will be sent to you upon
receipt of your license and payment. Engraving is included in your license.
Order Committee/Nominee Gifts
Order gifts from the ATHENA
Merchandise line for your Recipient and nominees.
Identify Keynote Speaker
Arrange for a speaker to deliver an
address and congratulate your Recipient.
Submit Recipient information to
ATHENA International for inclusion in our database. Send any program articles,
pictures or press releases for inclusion in our monthly eNews.
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