WIBU Announces Finalists for Leadership Awards

Scene from the 2021 WIBU ATHENA Awards Ceremony. This year's event will be held at Horizon Convention Center on November 16. Photo providedScene from the 2021 WIBU ATHENA Awards Ceremony. This year's event will be held at Horizon Convention Center on November 16. Photo provided

By Jessica Shrout, Board of Directors, WIBU—

MUNCIE, IN—Women In Business Unlimited, WIBU, has announced finalists in three categories for the 2022 ATHENALeadership Awards. Nominees for the ATHENA Leadership Award include Allison Robbins, Brenda Williamson, Dr. Melissa Gentry, Jennifer Gibson, Katie Lehman, Kourtney McCauliff, Krista Wise, Dr. Lee AnnKwiatkowski, Ren’a Wagner, and Traci Lutton.

Nominees for the ATHENA Young Professional include Dr. Jean Marie Place, Brittany Pickett, Dr. Dominyse Carey, Jessica Rosales, and Kylee Eller.

Shafer Leadership Academy is the recipient for the ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award. Peggy Cenova will also be recognized as the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for 2022.

Nominees for the ATHENA Leadership Award and Young Professional Award are leaders or emerging leaders who:

  • Demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession
  • Provide valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in their community
  • Serve as a role model for young women both personally and professionally

Nominees for the ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award are businesses and organizations that:

  • Create an organizational culture that encourages women employees to achieve their full leadership potential
  • Give back to the larger community of women and girls by providing and/or supporting leadership development opportunities and initiatives

The ATHENA Leadership Awards is a global recognition program. Almost 8,000 leaders have been recognized in over 500 locations in the US and other countries. Award recipients include university presidents, a NASA astronaut, human rights advocates, Olympic gold medalists, high-ranking military leaders, a US Supreme Court Justices, and Secretary of State.

Join WIBU on November 16th from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Horizon Convention Center for the annual ATHENA Awards Luncheon to celebrate all of the 2022 ATHENA nominees.

Tickets for the ATHENA luncheon are available now at this link on Eventbrite and sales end on November 10, 2022.

About Women in Business Unlimited

WIBU is an organization dedicated to providing networking opportunities for women of Muncie and East Central Indiana. WIBU provides professional development programming, creates opportunities for meaningful exchanges to occur among women, and increases the community’s awareness of the contributions women make in East Central Indiana. To learn more about WIBU, visit wibumuncie.org.