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ATHENA Luncheon

ATHENA® Leadership Luncheon

 2023 ATHENA Leadership Luncheon
Tuesday, September 19
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Hotel Colorado


Ashley & Julie

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Foundation is proud to announce that Julie Olson has been named the 2022 ATHENA® recipient, and Ashley Mauldin has been named the 2022 ATHENA® Young Professional recipient. The two women were recognized at the ATHENA Leadership Luncheon, Sponsored by Bank of Colorado and Bighorn Toyota at the Hotel Colorado on Tuesday, May 17. Nancy Fredericks, a preeminent Business Executive Strategist and Author with over 30 years of experience was the keynote speaker.

The ATHENA® Leadership Award is presented to a woman, or man, who is honored for professional excellence, community service, and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.  The ATHENA Young Professionals award recognizes an emerging leader who gives back to the community and serves as a role model for young women.  Last year’s ATHENA and ATHENA Young Professionals award recipients were Sharon Raggio and Claire Noone, respectively.

About the ATHENA® Award
Inspired by the goddess of Greek mythology known for her strength, courage, wisdom and enlightenment - these qualities are embodied in the ATHENA Leadership Model. The Award is unique in both scope---local, national and international---and the ATHENA mission upon which it is based.

The ATHENA® Leadership & ATHENA YP Awards are presented to a woman ---or man--- who is honored for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.


Keynote Speaker

Nancy Fredericks is a preeminent Business Executive Strategist, Author and Thought Leader. Corporations like Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, Allergan and Transamerica have retained her to optimize individual and organizational performance.

As a gifted coach, she partners with executives to produce sustainable, powerful results. Her approach identifies hidden problems that keep executives from mastering the gap between the results they are currently producing and the results they are capable of and want to produce in expanding their leadership range. She brings more to a coaching relationship than simply business savvy—she is an innovative collaborator.

Nancy is a pioneer in the field of gender diverse leadership an expertise she brings to all of her training programs. She co-authored Dancing on the Glass Ceiling, Tap into Your True Strengths, Activate Your Vision, and Get What You Really Want Out of Your Career (Published by McGraw-Hill).

In addition, NFI produces the highly successful gender diverse proprietary programs: Leadership for Men Only and Leadership for Women Only. These professional programs address barriers that handicap effectiveness, success and advancement for both genders; and advocates practical tips for overcoming them.

ATHENA® Cancellation and Refund Policy
We understand that unplanned issues can come up and you may need to cancel your ticket.  In the event you need to cancel, a full refund will only be provided if the cancellation is 72 hours prior to the event.  Cancellations made after this period will not be refunded.   Please note that tickets may be transferred into someone else’s name.  

Should there be unforeseen circumstances that require us to cancel/reschedule the event, we will offer the option of a full refund or extend the ticket to the rescheduled date.   Should there be no rescheduled date, we will provide a full refund.

Past ATHENA® and ATHENA YP Recipients:


1994 – Shirley Schiesser*
1995 – Donna Fell
1996 – Tillie Fischer
1997 – Jan Shugart
1998 – Vicki Lee Green
1999 – Dr. Cynthia Heelan
2000 – Debbie Wilde
2001 – Martha Cochran
2002 - Mary Steinbrecher
2003 – Ginger Watts
2004 - Sue Lagiglia-Corsentino
2005 – Marianne Ackerman
2006 – J. Robert Young
2007 – Nancy Reinisch
2008 – Deb Hill
2009 – Alexandra Yajko
2010 – Trish Kramer
2011 – Mariana Velasquez-Schmahl
2012 – Dorothy Snearly
2013 – Lorie Beattie Courier
2014 – Mary Jean Carnevale
2015 – Marian Smith
2016 – Patty Schaffner
2017 - Award not Given
2018 – Marianne Virgili
2019 – Maurine Taufer
2020 - Award moved to 2021
2021 – Sharon Raggio
2022 - Julie Olson

ATHENA Young Professional

2008 – Andrea Palm Porter
2009 – Mandy Carlson Murray
2010 – Stacey Gavrell
2011 – Jennifer Rose
2012 – Jessica Lorah
2013 – Jennifer Smith
2014 – Janelle Rhoton
2015 – Deana Hermanson
2016 – Amber Wissing
2017 – Award Not Given
2018 – Crystal Young
2019 – Kati Ledall
2020 - Award moved to 2021
2021 – Claire Noone
2022 - Ashley Mauldin