The ATHENA Award is an international award program that honors women who strive to serve as a mentor or role model for helping women reach their full leadership potential. ATHENA’s also demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business profession while providing valuable service by devoting time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community. Women of Accomplishment is a program created out of the DeKalb Chamber that recognizes retired women who continue to be a leader and mentor within the community and exemplify the traits of ATHENA.

ATHENA finalist nominations and letters of support are sent to other Chambers of Commerce within Illinois that have long-standing ATHENA programs to score and decide each year’s recipient. See below for past ATHENA recipients!

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Thank you to our Award Sponsor DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet, Buick, GMC for continuing to support the women in our community.

Congrats 2021 ATHENA!

LaCretia Konan

LaCretia Konan

32nd ATHENA Award Ceremony
Watch the Facebook Live recording of the ATHENA Award Ceremony below. Congratulations LaCretia Konan for being named the 2021 ATHENA Award Recipient!
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Nomination Deadline August 12, 2022

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Celebrating 33 Years!

View the past 32 ATHENA Award recipients below.