The Business Forum is extending its nomination deadline for the 2009 ATHENA Young Professionals Award to September 28.
In its second year, the ATHENA Young Professional Award honors emerging community leaders whose professional and personal achievements make them ideal role models for young women. Both men and women between the ages of 25 and 40 are eligible for the award.
The program was launched by ATHENA International in 2007. Its intent to honor striving as well as achievement for oneself and others aligns with TBF's mission and its successful involvement with the ATHENA Award Program. The Business Forum uses the nomination and selection criteria set by ATHENA International, which administers the ATHENA Award Program worldwide. The criteria are:
- The individual clearly serves as a role model for young women, personally and professionally.
- The individual is an emerging leader who demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in his or her business or profession.
- The individual provides valuable service by contributing time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community.
Nominations sfor the ATHENA Young Professional Award can be submitted using this form (pdf).
Any individual, business, or professional group can nominate someone for the ATHENA Young Professional Award. Nomination forms are also available at www.thebusinessforum.org or can be obtained by contacting TBF at, firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting TBF at (608) 443-2486, Ext. 146.
In keeping with the program guidelines, TBF will honor all qualified nominees and announce the award recipient at the 2009 ATHENA Young Professional Award Program. The event will be held on November 11, 2009 and proceeds will go to The Business Forum Foundation, which funds scholarships to female high school and returning adult students.
The Business Forum is a local professional women's organization that fosters the personal and professional growth of its members and other women through networking, scholarships, mentoring and community involvement. It sponsors the Dane County ATHENA Award, which is presented annually at the ATHENA celebration event.