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.

2023 ATHENA Award Reception October 19th

Join us in celebrating and recognizing this year's ATHENA Award finalists and Women of Accomplishment honorees on Thursday, October 19th at the Egyptian Theatre at 6:30PM. Sponsorships and tickets are available now!


2023 ATHENA Award Finalists

2023 Women of Accomplishment Honorees

Congratulations 2022 ATHENA Recipient!


Cindy Green-Deutsch

Banking Center Manger/Assistant Vice President for Old National Bank

Meet Cindy

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Celebrating 33 Years!

View past ATHENA Award recipients below.