February 5, 2020 | Bettendorf, IA | Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center

2020 ATHENA + Male Champion of Change Awards

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Additional Information

11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Doors Open

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Athena & Male Champion Luncheon & Awards

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Reception for Honorees

ATHENA Awards - Nomination Form (closes Dec. 16, 2019)

Nominations are sought from the community, and must meet and excel in the following four areas:

  • Be a leader in her business or profession
  • Be a role model/mentor to other women in not only her profession but her community
  • Display creativity and innovation and contribute these talents to the growth of her profession
  • Contribute time and energy to community betterment 

All nominees go through a selection process and then five (5) finalists are chosen who are tasked with writing an essay to be used in the final selection process of the ATHENA Recipient. The integrity of the entire nomination and selection process is taken very seriously as we hold up the talented women in the Quad Cities with ATHENA’s from all around the world.

Male Champion of Change Awards - Nomination Form (closes Dec. 16, 2019)

Nominations are sought from the community, and must meet and excel in the following areas:

  • Exhibit exceptional commitment to the acceleration of women in leadership
  • Utilizes his influence, talents, and abilities to enhance gender diversity

All nominees go through a selection process and then one (1) recipient is awarded.

"I attended the 2018 ATHENA and Male Champion of Change awards program. First of all, the room was strikingly beautiful and the dinner was great. But, the most amazing thing was just being in a room full of so many local leaders among women and men of the Quad Cities, hearing their stories, and learning about all of the great work being done in our area. The keynote address was more than inspiring. I hope to attend this event in future years!”

-LISA KILLINGER, PALMER COLLEGE (2018 ATHENA HONOREE)

"Women Lead Change has become the organization that showcases the talented ATHENA’s that our Quad Cities has always had…but, now our ATHENA’s are getting the proper recognition for the amazing leadership, skill and talent they give back to our community 24/7/365."

-JOHN ANDERSON, PRESIDENT/CEO-QUAD CITY BANK & TRUST

"I would like to thank Women Lead Change for the platform they provided to host the Male Champion of Change and the ATHENA Awards banquet. The event was even more than I had anticipated with a perfect venue and an outstanding program. I think I can speak for not only myself but everyone who joined us that evening in saying how inspirational the event was. Thank you again and truly looking forward to next year's event."

-LUANN HAYDON, 2018 ATHENA LEADERSHIP AWARD RECIPIENT

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