The ATHENA Awards Program of Greater Pittsburgh

The ATHENA Awards Program of Greater Pittsburgh distinguishes itself from other regional awards through its emphasis on women mentoring other women and girls.

Two recognitions are presented at its annual fall luncheon: the traditional ATHENA Award, which since 1990 has celebrated women who demonstrate excellence in their profession, contribute to their community and mentor other women; and the ATHENA Young Professional Award, created in 2011 to highlight a woman age 35 or younger who dedicates her time and talent to helping other women and girls to thrive.

Each recipient receives a handcrafted sculpture representing the Greek goddess Athena, known for her courage guided by wisdom.

The ATHENA Awards luncheon in Pittsburgh is one of the largest annual gatherings among the hundreds of ATHENA International events presented around the world.

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2017 Finalists ATHENA Award

Kenya Boswell,
President, BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Jayme Butcher,
Partner, Blank Rome LLP

Ilana Diamond,
Managing Director, AlphaLab Gear

Sylvia Fields,
Executive Director, Eden Hall Foundation

Mary Richter,
Shareholder, Schneider Downs

2017 ATHENA Young Professional Award Finalists

Erin Baker,
Director of Campus Recruiting & Line of Business Development Programs, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Kelly Nestman,
Administrator, Center for Women’s Health Research & Innovation

Andréa Stanford,
Digital Experience Product Manager, PNC

Click here for a full list of 2017 ATHENA Award nominees

2017 Host Committee


Jerry Cozewith
Sarah Heinz House

Vice Chair

Stephanie Garbe
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

2017 Committee

Brandee Abel
TiER1 Performance Solutions

Tracy Acord Oliver
WTAE Channel 4

Lynn Banaszak
Disruptive Health Technology Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Jenn Beer
Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

Beth Bershok
Herbein + Company, Inc.

Christy Blose

Margaret Brewster
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Jennifer Cairns
Sarah Heinz House

Annie Clough
UPMC Health Plan

Kate Cromie
Eckert Seamans

Mickey Denner
Allegheny Conference

Kate Dewey
The Forbes Funds

Audrey Dunning

Candyce Fly Lee
Williams Companies

Anne Flynn Schlicht
Chatham’s Womens’ Business Center

Laura Freedman
Southpointe Wealth Management of UBS Financial Services

Marteen Garay
Urban Innovation21

Jeanne Givner
FedEx Ground

Terri Glueck
Innovation Works

Brooke Huber

Kristin Joyce
Gaber and Company USE

Wendy Koch

Amiena Mahsoob
Winchester Thurston School

Beth Marcello
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Suzanne Meyer
MSM Digital

Claire Milinski
Burns White

Lee Ann Munger

Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis
Women for a Healthy Environment

Susan Orr-McManigle
Sojourner House

Cori Parise
University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Bonnie Pfister
Allegheny Conference

Allyce Pinchback

Lynne Popash
United Way of Southwestern PA

Pam Quatchak
Point Park University

Nova Rubio
Allegheny Conference

Sabrina Saunders-Mosby
Coro Center for Civic Leadership – Pittsburgh

Janel Skelley
Allegheny Conference

Debbie Stockdale
Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.

Bayh Sullivan
The Ellis School

June Swanson
Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP

Alison Treaster
Allegheny Conference

Christy Uffelman
Align Leadership

Megan Walsh
Sisterson & Co. LLP

Jodi Weisfield
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Tasha Wilson-Batch
Best of the Batch Foundation

Rachel Winner
Pittsburgh Magazine