ATHENA Awards & Expo


Friday, June 21 –  ATHENA Award Luncheon | 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Under the Big Tent @ Water Pointe | 8 Island Court, South Easton 

The Metro South Chamber and Eastern Bank will present the 21st Annual ATHENA Award during a special luncheon to an exceptional individual who has achieved excellence in his/her business or profession, has served the community in a meaningful way, and has assisted women in reaching their full leadership potential.


The ATHENA Award is presented annually by chambers of commerce, women’s organizations and universities. The award is established in partnership with ATHENA International’s national underwriters, local businesses, and individual sponsors. Since the program’s inception in 1982, more than 6,000 awards have been presented in over 500 communities in the United States, Canada, China, Russia, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. By honoring exceptional leaders, the ATHENA Award® Program seeks to inspire others to achieve excellence in their professional and personal lives. The ATHENA Award is represented by an original bronze and marble sculpture inspired by the goddess of Greek mythology known for her strength, courage, wisdom and enlightenment-qualities embodied in the ATHENA leadership model. For more information, visit


Nominating someone is easy, download nomination forms here.


Sponsored by Eastern Bank.


ATHENA Program Featured Speaker


Marisela Marrero, MD
CEO at Good Samaritan Medical Center

ATHENA LUNCHEON: This year, the keynote speaker is Marisela Marrero, MD, CEO at Good Samaritan Medical Center. Marisela Marrero, M.D. is a Harvard-trained Emergency Room physician with an interest in developing top-tier public healthcare knowledge within the Latino community and broadening the use of proper healthcare among Hispanic people. Originally from Puerto Rico, Marisela has been living in the New England area for the past 22 years, having attained her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She was the co-founder and chair of ALPFA Healthcare, an organization dedicated to the promotion and proliferation of Latino leaders. In addition to this, she served as the medical correspondent for both Telemundo Boston and NECN. Most recently, Marisela worked as VP of Clinical Operations at Good Samaritan Medical Center, focusing on efficiency and throughput within the hospital setting. With a sense of commitment and enthusiasm that is palpable, Marisela continues to raise the bar, and acts as a driving force at the forefront of healthcare improvement and change.


Tickets are $39 for members and $49 for future-members. Corporate tables of 10 are available for purchase, as well as sponsorship opportunities! Register here or contact Lexi Reinertson for more information / to reserve a table, call (508) 586-0500 x231.



Photographs from the 2018 ATHENA Awards:
20th Annual ATHENA Award

View a collection of photos from ATHENA Awards in the past.