ATHENA Awards & Expo


Nominate an Individual to Receive the ATHENA International Award!

On Friday, June 15, 2018 the Metro South Chamber and Eastern Bank will present the 20th 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.
This luncheon will take place at Barrett’s Conference Center, located at 674 W Center Street, West Bridgewater.

The ATHENA Awards Program was created in 1982 and has expanded to over 500 cities in the United States, Russia, Canada, China, The United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The Metro South Chamber believes in the values underlying the ATHENA Foundation’s philosophy of incorporating the talents and expertise of women into the leadership of our businesses, communities and government. Tickets are $39 for members and $49 for future-members. To register, or to nominate an individual for an ATHENA award, please call Kelly Thompson Clark at (508) 586-0500 x 231.

Sponsored by Eastern Bank.

ATHENA LUNCHEON: This year, the keynote speaker will be Secretary of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, Rosalin Acosta. As Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development in Massachusetts, Secretary Acosta leverages her passion to make the world a better place for the next generation to ensure that workers, employers, and the unemployed have the tools and training needed to succeed in the Massachusetts economy.

Prior to joining the Baker-Polito Administration, Secretary Acosta spent over thirty years in the banking industry and is known for her ability to drive positive performance outcomes aligned with a company’s mission. She has been named one of Boston’s Most Influential Women from the Women of the Harvard Club, El Planeta’s Top 100 Most Influential Hispanics in Massachusetts, and Get Konnected’s 100 Most Influential People of Color in Boston, to name a few.

The luncheon program will also feature the presentation of the ATHENA Award to this year’s recipient, to be announced! For more information about next year’s awards contact Kelly Thompson Clark (508) 586-0500 x 231


Photographs from the 2017 ATHENA Awards:
19 Annual Athena Awards: 2017.

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