Accepting Nominations

Two organizations come together in one impactful event.

The Women’s Journal with The Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce to present the annual ATHENA Leadership Awards program on November 15, 2025.

The ATHENA International was founded in 1982 and the mission is to support, develop, and honor women leaders, and is reflective of a quote attributed to Plato, “What is honored in a country will be cultivated there.”

Help us identify and provide nominations for the ATHENA Leadership Award® and Young Professional Award.® These Nominees give back to our community which make it a better place to live, work and lead.  Nominations are now being accepted for these awards to honor exemplary leaders that serve our community in a meaningful way.  NOMINATION FORMS MUST BE EMAILED BY 7.1.24

ATHENA Leadership Award

Supports Women in Achieving their Full Leadership Potential, Improves the Quality of Life for Others in their Community, and Demonstrates Excellence in their Profession?

Click here for criteria and nomination form

The Annual ATHENA Award Program

Also honoring and presenting….

ATHENA Young Professional Award

Honoring an emerging leader from Medina County that demonstrates excellence in her profession, improves the quality of life for others, and serves as a role model for young women.

Click here for criteria and nomination form


We are excited to have our annual award program. This signature celebration acknowledges AMAZING women that should be honored for all their hard work AND the organizations they represent. Each year they have inspired and empowered me to continue to produce this program. ALL – men and women – are welcome to attend to support women in business
and the award program. ~ Kelli Wagner,  Publisher of The Women’s Journal  and Board Member of The Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce

Thank You To Our Previous Year Sponsors

Community Sponsors & Partners: Critchfield, Critchfield, & Johnston | Eyedeal Graphics | Williams on the Lake | C&C Video Productions | Brooklyn Media, LLC | Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce | Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce  | Northern Medina County Chamber Alliance | Legacy Hair Studios

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