The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce announced the three winners of 2016 ATHENA awards at its 29th annual ATHENA Awards Luncheon last week.
Rebecca Clyde, co-founder and CXO of Ideas Collide, received the 2016 ATHENA Businesswoman of the Year Award for the private sector. Maricopa Community College District Chancellor Maria Harper-Marinick earned the 2016 ATHENA Businesswoman of the Year Award for the public sector. Catherine Alonzo, founding partner of Javelina, won the 2016 ATHENA Young Professional Award.
“All of the 2016 ATHENA Award finalists do more than push the boundaries of achievement, they shatter them,” Todd Sanders, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, said. “These businesswomen and role models are respected leaders who embody the spirit of ATHENA and understand that giving back is a major component of personal success. Their altruism, passion, mentorship and dedication are an inspiration and make a positive impact on our community. It is an honor to highlight their achievements and celebrate their leadership and vision.”
The ATHENA Awards are named after the Greek goddess of courage and wisdom and is a program of ATHENA International, a foundation that creates leadership opportunities for women.