ATHENA Leadership Awards Honorees Announced

For Immediate Release
Sept. 13, 2021

Contact: Amy Eaton, Director of Marketing & Strategic Development


DAVENPORT, Iowa - Women Lead Change is proud to announce the honorees for the 2021 ATHENA Leadership Awards. This year’s awards feature two new categories in addition to ATHENA, including Women of Influence and Emerging Leaders. 

All honorees will be celebrated at an Awards Luncheon at Noon on Oct. 13, 2021, at the Waterfront Convention Center in conjunction with the WLC Quad Cities Conference. Tickets to the awards luncheon and conference are on sale now at

ATHENA Leadership Award Honoree sponsored by Bank of America
Elaine Kresse, Retired Educator, Community Activist

Women of Influence Award Honorees sponsored by Lexus
Katie Castillo-Wilson, Founder & CEO, TapOnIt
Juliet Christenson, Director, Product Strategy and Development, Royal Neighbors of America
Katie Marchik, Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, UnityPoint Health-Trinity
Jazmin Newton-Butt, Attorney at Law, Newton Law PLC
Monica Smith, Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,  Augustana College
Sarah Stevens, Community Impact Officer, The Beautifull Project

Emerging Leader Award Honorees sponsored by Quad City Bank & Trust
Haley DeGreve, Communication Specialist, John Deere
Alanna Rumler, Certified Financial Planner, Northwestern Mutual

Bank of America is the Presenting Sponsor of the ATHENA Awards Luncheon. IWLC d/b/a Women Lead Change is a non-partisan, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement, development and promotion of women, their organizations and to impacting the economy and future workforce. For more information visit


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