• ATHENA Young Professional Award Nomination

  • The ATHENA Young Professional Award® actively supports and celebrates the ATHENA mission of supporting, developing and honoring women leaders, inspiring women to achieve their full potential - creating balance in leadership worldwide. The ATHENA Young Professional Award® honors emerging leaders who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, who excel in their chosen field, devote time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and serve as a role model or mentor for other women. Nominations are open to male or female residents between the ages of 25-35 who reside in Champaign County.

    ATHENA Young Professional Award® nominees must meet each of three specific criteria:
    • An emerging leader who demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in his or her business or profession;
    • Positively impacts the quality of life for others in the community;
    • Serves as a role model for young women personally and professionally.

    A selection committee consisting of previous ATHENA Award® Recipients and past ATHENA Young Professional Award® recipients and representatives from other Illinois Chambers of Commerce will review all nomination forms and select the ATHENA Young Professional Award® recipient.

    The ATHENA Young Professional Award® is sponsored by past recipients of the ATHENA Award®. The ATHENA Award® Program is sponsored by the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce and Spherion.

    Nominations are due back to the Chamber by Friday, February 26 by 3:00 p.m. Late nominations will not be considered. Our intention is to celebrate the 2021 ATHENA Award® Recipient at an in-person event in May. Details of such event are subject to change given any forthcoming CDC and public health guidelines or mitigation measures.
    NOMINATOR INFORMATION:
    Please let us know who is submitting the nomination.
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    NOMINEE INFORMATION
    Please provide the following details about your nominee.
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    Provide specific examples of how the nominee has demonstrated excellence, creativity and initiative in his or her business or profession.
    List community service participation. Include length of service and offices held in civic and service organizations, including charitable activities, political pursuits, religious groups, professional & business associations, chambers of commerce, etc.
    Provide specific examples of how the nominee has assisted women in reaching their full leadership potential and/or demonstrated support for their professional advancement.
    Additional Information Pertaining to Criteria
    You may attach additional pages to include any additional information you feel is important for consideration of your nominee. List awards, honors received, publications or articles supporting service to their profession, industry or community. Up to four strong letters of support may also be submitted.
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    If you have any trouble uploading files or if you need any additional information about the ATHENA program, please contact the Chamber's Director of Marketing & Events at LindsayQ@champaigncounty.org or call 217.359.1791.