Nominations for Athena Award due soon

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Every year, the Salt Lake Chamber presents the Athena International Business Leader of the Year Award to an individual involved with the Chamber  who demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in business, provides valuable service by devoting time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community, and assists women in reaching their full leadership potential.

If you know of someone who fits that criteria, we encourage you to submit an Athena Nomination Form and tell us about this individual or business. The Women & Business Pathfinder Awards will also be selected from those nominations. The due date for submitting nominations is Monday, July 6.

The recipients of the 2012 Athena and Pathfinder wards will be recognized during the Athena Award Luncheon, sponsored by Wells Fargo, which is set to take place on November 8. This luncheon is held in conjunction with the Salt Lake Chamber’s Women & Business Conference sponsored by American Express.

Last year, Beverley Taylor Sorenson received the Athena award for her long-held commitment to education and the arts.

“One of the greatest joys in my life is to see young children as they discover who they are and find ways to unlock the potential they have inside them, which is reward enough in itself,” said Sorenson. “I am truly honored and humbled to receive this award from the Salt Lake Chamber. Giving back has long been a focus of mine and of my family, and I am blessed to be in a position to be able to help and better the communities that have been so good to me and my family over the years.”

The Athena Award was established by Martha Mertz in 1982 in an effort to recognize women for their contributions to Chambers of Commerce worldwide.

Again, the due date for nominations is on Monday, July 6. Click here to fill out a nomination form.

If you have questions about the nomination process, please contact Jackie Sexton at 801.328.5053 or email

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