Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and its Women’s Council affiliate have announced the finalists for the ATHENA Award, the ATHENA Young Professional Award, and the ATHENA Organizational Award.
The 33rd annual awards are schedule to be presented at a dinner on Jan. 24.
The ATHENA Award is given annually to a professional female leader who has demonstrated significant achievements in business, community service, and the professional advancement of women.
The 2019 ATHENA Award finalists are:
Jill Cicero, owner and founder of the Cicero Law Firm LLP
Amy DelCorvo, CEO and executive director, New York State Association for Computers and Technology in Education
Andrea DeMeo, president and CEO, Trillium Health
Cheryl Dinolfo, Monroe County Executive
Mary Jo Gugino-Colligan, president and founder, Angels of Mercy
Mary Alice Liotta, senior vice president, director, operations, ESL Federal Credit Union
Bridget Martin, vice president, Monroe Capital
Angela Panzarella, interim CEO and consultant, YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County
Hilda Rosario-Escher, CEO, Ibero-American Action League
Pamela Schickler, founder, CEO, and director, 25 North Dance, Sea Her Shine, Tessa’s Treasures
Jane Shukitis, president and CEO, UR Medicine Home Care
Sara Taylor, vice president of employment, Rochester Rehabilitation Center and CEO and founder of Positive Steps Consulting
The ATHENA Young Professional Award recognizes emerging female leaders in the 30- to 45-year-old range who demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession and serve as a role model for young women both personally and professionally.
The 2019 ATHENA Young Professional Award finalists are:
Megan Alchowiak, director of business development, Image360 Rochester
Shaquana Divers, executive program manager, Excellus BCBS
Jennifer Dunivent, director of operations, Outpatient Services, United Memorial Medical Center
Caroline Whelan Tolbert, associate director, advancement events, University of Rochester
The ATHENA Organizational Award goes to a woman-owned or woman-led business or organization that creates a culture encouraging women employees to achieve their full leadership potential and supports leadership development opportunities for women and girls in the community.
The 2019 ATHENA Organizational Award finalists are:
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