TENTATIVE: 2022 Anchorage ATHENA Society Luncheon
*THIS EVENT IS TENTATIVE DUE TO COVID-19
2022 brings a new year with new ambitions and hopes for moving forward in these pandemic times. For three decades, the Anchorage ATHENA chapter has worked, in partnership with the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, to encourage the potential of all women as valued members and leaders of our community. Our signature event is the recognition of those who meet this standard by inducting these leaders into the Anchorage ATHENA Society. Due to COVID, we did not select a class for 2021, but we are determined this year to return to a more traditional process.
Nominations for the Anchorage ATHENA Society Class of 2022 are now open and are due no later than Feb 15. The form is on this website. Please think about the outstanding businesswomen in your life and consider a nomination for the Class of 2022.
The current plan is to hold a luncheon on Monday, March 21 from 11:30 to 1 pm at the Dena’ina Center. Tickets are $50 per person; tables of only 6 people are $300 and can be purchased on the Chamber website. Should future COVID outbreaks require the event to be cancelled or moved to a Zoom event, ticket money will be refunded.
The event will follow all COVID-19 health and safety protocols and recommendations to keep everyone safe and healthy. We request that only those who are fully vaccinated attend, but everyone will be on their honor to abide by this request. The ATHENA volunteers and greeters will be masked; attendees will be encouraged to arrive wearing masks and wear them when not eating or drinking.
We are looking forward to this year's nominations and the opportunity to celebrate another group of Anchorage ATHENA inductees.
The last day to purchase a ticket by registering online is Friday, March 18, 2022.
Walk-ins are welcome, but seating is very limited and on a space-available basis.
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2020 Anchorage ATHENA Society
It's been quite an eighteen months. Sadly, as a result, we were unable to convene a community celebration for our 2020 ATHENA recipients. But, thanks to our innovative ATHENA luncheon committee, we were able to visit each ATHENA individually. It may not have been a soiree at the Dena'ina, but as you can see from the beautiful photos, these visits were delightful and special in their own way.
Clockwise from upper left: Jodie Hettrick, Melinda Taylor, Kari Hall, Deena Bishop, Deborah Bitney, Carol Gore, Cathleen McLaughlin, Valerie Davidson, Lori Davey, Amy Fredeen, Tammy Ashley.
NOTE: The ATHENA 2022 Nominations will open in January 2022 as normal. Watch the website for additional information. Please stay safe and healthy.
2020 ATHENA Society Inductees
- Tammy Lee Ashley - Director of Program Operations, Alaska Native Justice Center
- Deena Bishop - Superintendent, Anchorage School District
- Deborah Britney - Owner, Positive Solutions, LLC
- Lori Davey - Vice President, Enterprise Market, GCI
- Valerie Nurr'araaluk Davidson - President, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
- Amy Fredeen - Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President, Cook Inlet Tribal Council
- Kari C. Hall - Owner, Operator, Allure Day Spa and Hair Design
- Jodie Hettrick - recently retired Fire Chief, Anchorage Fire Department
- Cathleen N. McLaughlin - Owner/C.E.O., Restorative and Reentry Services
- Melinda Taylor - Communication Director, IBEW Local 1547
2020 ATHENA Leadership Award Recipient
The ATHENA Leadership Award, the Society's highest award, recognizes a former inductee for exceptional service. This year's recipient is Carol Gore, President/CEO, Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA). Before joining CIHA, Gore was VP of Cook Inlet Region where she managed a national and Alaska-based portfolio valued at more than $200 million.