Powerful Voices Presents the ATHENA Award
Powerful Voices Presents... the ATHENA Leadership Award Reception
Thursday, December 7, 2023 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Grand Hyatt Hotel
The ultimate Powerful Voices Conversation Series of the year culminates with the presentation of the ATHENA Leadership Award.
- Hear from an inspiring speaker: Molly Bloom, subject of the Oscar-nominated film, "Molly's Game"
- Crown the next recipient of the ATHENA Leadership Award
- Network with your CWCC community
- Enjoy the spectacular views of glittering downtown Denver during the holidays!
The ATHENA Leadership Award is presented to a Colorado woman or man who
demonstrates the qualities embodied in the ATHENA Leadership Model and who has
achieved the highest level of professional excellence while actively assisting women and historically marginalized people in realizing their full leadership potential. This is a lifetime achievement award to honor the most influential individuals in our community. See the list of past ATHENA winners below.
Nominations are now closed, please join us at the reception!
Join us to honor the 2023 ATHENA Leadership Award Recipient!
Powerful Voices Presents the ATHENA Leadership Award
Thursday, December 7, 2023
The ATHENA Leadership Award will be presented at the last Powerful Voices Conversation Series, presented by Bank of America, on December 7th! Join your CWCC Community to honor the 2023 ATHENA Leadership Award winner.
Hear from a special keynote Powerful Voice – Molly Bloom, Subject of the Oscar-nominated film, “Molly’s Game”, Bestselling Author, U.S. Ski Team Alum, and Host of Award-Winning Podcast, “Torched.”
When it comes to resilience, reinvention, and re-setting mindsets to achieve your vision, Molly’s life storytelling provides a playbook for success that is as actionable as it is inspiring.
- Special Keynote Address by Molly Bloom, subject of the Oscar-nominated film, Molly’s Game – she’ll share her story of triumph, ruin, and redemption!
- 2023 ATHENA Leadership Award presentation
- Festive Drinks, Appetizers, and Music
- Community and Conversation
- Spectacular vistas from the 38th Floor of the Grand Hyatt Hotel – Pinnacle Club
Past ATHENA Winners
2022 Lauren Casteel, Women’s Foundation of Colorado
2021 Kelly Brough, MSU Denver
2020 Michelle Lucero, Children’s Hospital Colorado
2019 Christine Benero, Mile High United Way
2018 Donna Lynne, Former Lt. Governor, Colorado
2017 Jean Galloway, Prosono
2016 Dr. Dorothy Horrell, University of Colorado
2015 Pat Cortez, Wells Fargo
2014 Sheila Gutterman, Gutterman Griffiths PC
2013 Elbra Wedgeworth, Denver Health Foundation
2012 Carita Watson, IBM
2011 Mimi Roberson, HealthONE – Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center
2010 Paula Herzmark, Denver Health Foundation
2009 Caz Matthews, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield
2008 Sister Alicia Cuaron
2007 Patricia Barela-Rivera, Small Business Administration
2006 Olga Garcia, Coors
2004 Taryn Edwards, Hensel Phelps
2003 Patty Fontneau, TIAA-CREF
2002 Kim Coupounas, GoLite
2001 Judy Taylor, Zenith Woman Magazine
2000 Joy Burns, DC Burns Realty & Trust
1999 Gwinavere Johnston, JohnstonWells Public Relations
1998 Kathryn Paul, Delta Dental
1997 Elaine Demery