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2023 ATHENA Awards Nomination Deadline Extended  to August 18, 2023
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2023 ATHENA Awards Nomination Deadline Extended to August 18, 2023

The Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce announces that nominations deadline for the prestigious ATHENA Leadership Award and the ATHENA Young Professional Award has been extended to 3:00pm on Friday, August 18, 2023.

These awards honor exceptional individuals who demonstrate outstanding leadership, mentorship, and dedication to the community. If you know someone who embodies these qualities and deserves recognition for their contributions, now is the time to nominate them for this esteemed accolade. Join us in celebrating excellence and shining a spotlight on the remarkable individuals who make a difference in Stockton.

Understanding the ATHENA Awards

The ATHENA Awards is an internationally recognized program that celebrates individuals who excel in their professions while embodying the spirit of giving back to the community. This award is named after Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, courage, and inspiration, symbolizing the qualities that the ATHENA Awards seek to honor. By recognizing and honoring outstanding leaders, the ATHENA Awards encourage and inspire others to reach their full potential and make a positive impact on society.

Qualifications for Nomination

To be eligible for an ATHENA Award nomination, individuals must meet the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrated Leadership: The nominee should exhibit exceptional leadership skills in their professional and personal endeavors, serving as a role model for others.
  • Commitment to Community: The nominee should have a strong track record of actively contributing to the betterment of the community through volunteerism, philanthropy, and civic engagement.
  • Professional Excellence: The nominee should demonstrate excellence in their chosen field, consistently achieving high standards of performance and making significant contributions to their
  • industry.
  • Mentorship and Empowerment: The nominee should be committed to mentoring and empowering others, fostering their personal and professional growth and helping them reach their full potential.
  • Advocacy for Women: The nominee should actively advocate for the advancement and empowerment of women in their professional and personal lives, promoting gender equality and inclusivity.

How to Nominate

Nominating someone for the ATHENA Awards is a straightforward and meaningful process. Simply visit the official ATHENA Awards page on the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce website, where you'll find the nomination form and detailed instructions. The link to access the nomination form is:

Please provide detailed information about the nominee and their accomplishments, emphasizing how they embody the qualities and qualifications outlined above. Your nomination can make a significant difference in recognizing deserving individuals and encouraging their continued contributions to our community.

Nominations must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2023.

By nominating an individual for the ATHENA Awards, you become an active participant in celebrating excellence and acknowledging those who have made a significant impact in Stockton. Your nomination has the power to inspire others and uplift the community as a whole. Don't miss this opportunity to honor the remarkable leaders who go above and beyond to make our city a better place.


1986 Judy Chambers

1987 Cyril Seligman

1988 Susan Carson

1989 Marian Jacobs

1990 Karen Munro

1991 Iva Harris

1992 Janice Marengo

1993 Bobbie Fasano

1994 Kathy Janssen

1995 Kathryn Rousek Smith

1996 Jeanette Michaels

1997 Judith Buethe

1999 Ann Johnston

2000 Connemara Reisinger

2001 Charlynn Harless

2002 Kristen Birtwhistle

2003 Hedy Holmes

2004 Jeanne Zolezzi

2005 Jane Butterfield

2006 Hazel Hill

2007 Susan Lenz

2008 Mary Bava

2009 Judge Consuelo “Connie” Callahan

2010 Dea Berberian

2011 Sara Garfield

2012 Phyllis Grupe

2013 Kathy Hart

2014 Joelle Gomez

2015 Dr. Pamela Eibeck

2016 Carol Ornelas

2017 Gillian Murphy

2018 Occeletta Briggs

2019 Lindy Turner-Hardin

2021 Suzanne Schultz

2022 Jane Steinkamp

No ATHENA Leadership Award was awarded in 2020

The ATHENA Awards by the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce is an exceptional opportunity to recognize and celebrate outstanding individuals who embody leadership, community involvement, and professional excellence. Take a moment to nominate someone who has made a difference in Stockton and deserves recognition for their contributions. Together, let's celebrate excellence and inspire others to reach new heights. Submit your nominations today through the official ATHENA Awards page and be a part of this prestigious celebration of extraordinary individuals.

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